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Louisiana Woman Charged for Falsifying an Application for Motor Carrier Operating Authority

On November 18, 2015, Pamela Parker was indicted in U.S. District Court, Shreveport, Louisiana, for making a false statement to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on an application for motor carrier operating authority.

During a compliance review of Parker Trucking in May 2013, FMCSA inspectors found multiple violations of the FMCSA Regulations. As a result, in August 2013, FMCSA inspectors issued an "unsatisfactory" safety rating, and later issued an Out-of-Service Order for Parker Trucking. The investigation disclosed that Parker allegedly attempted to circumvent the Out-of-Service Order and reincarnate under a new USDOT number and operating authority. In September 2013, Parker allegedly made a false statement on an Application for Motor Carrier and Broker Authority when she falsely represented that she did not have a relationship with any other FMCSA regulated entity within the past 3 years, which she knew was false.

We are conducting this investigation jointly with the Louisiana State Police, with assistance from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.