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Ohio Trucking Company Owner Pleads Guilty to and Is Sentenced for Unauthorized Use of Property

On August 30, 2016, Sandy Singh, owner, Knightrider Transportation, LLC, pleaded guilty in Franklin County Court, Columbus, Ohio, to unauthorized use of property. Singh received a 30-day suspended sentence. Previously, in October 2015, Singh and her son, Raj Singh Bhangu, the company’s operation manager, were indicted by the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for telecommunications fraud related to their operation of Knightrider Transportation. 
On December 22, 2013, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) placed Knightrider Transportation out of service for failure to comply with safety fitness requirements. This prohibited the company from operating in interstate and intrastate commerce. However, in January 2015, Raj Singh Bhangu created a document on false FMCSA letterhead that misrepresented Knightrider’s authority to operate. Singh then faxed the fraudulent letter to various parties. 
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the assistance of FMCSA.