Georgia Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Violate an FMCSA Imminent Hazard Order
On May 13, 2015, Lacey Lewis was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Albany, Georgia, to 24 months probation for conspiracy to violate an Imminent Hazard Out-of-Service Order issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
In May 2013, Lewis and others were criminally charged in conjunction with this scheme. In January, Lewis pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Macon, Georgia, to conspiracy to violate an Imminent Hazard Out-of-Service Order issued by FMCSA. In October 2008, Devasko Lewis, doing business as Lewis Trucking Company, was placed under an order to cease all operations. The order was issued due to serious violations discovered during an FMCSA compliance review conducted after a fatal crash in Alabama that killed seven. However, Devasko Lewis, assisted by his half-brother Lacey Lewis, attempted to circumvent this order by continuing to operate two other companies, Eagle Transport and Eagle Trans.
We conducted this investigation with assistance from FMCSA and the Georgia Department of Public Safety.