September 6, 2017
Utah Brothers Indicted for Scheme To Evade Imminent Hazard Order Issued on Their Trucking Company
On September 6, 2017, Jay Zachary Barber and his brother Garrett Barber were indicted in U.S. District Court, District of Utah, on charges related to a scheme to evade enforcement of motor carrier safety regulation. Specifically, the indictment included 36 counts involving conspiracy, false statements, aggravated identity theft, mail and wire fraud.
In March 2012, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an Imminent Hazard Order (IHO) against Reliable Transportation Services Inc. and its owner Jay Zachary Barber, based on numerous violations of Federal safety regulations. Rather than bring the operations of Reliable Transportation into compliance, the Barber brothers devised a scheme to continue operating their trucking companies in violation of the IHO.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the FBI and U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.