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New York Woman Charged with Conspiracy and False Statements in Reincarnated Carrier Scheme

On September 5, 2018, a criminal complaint was filed in U.S. District Court, Rochester, New York, charging Amanda Burgess, also of Rochester, with false statements and conspiracy. The charges were related to her role in a reincarnated carrier fraud scheme.
 
The complaint alleges that Burgess, who worked for multiple motor carrier companies—including Dallas Logistics Inc. (DLI), Orange Transportation Services, Trugreen Logistics Inc., and Main Street Logistics—established new companies in fictitious locations after the original businesses received “conditional” ratings from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In May 2016, an FMCSA inspector conducted an onsite compliance review on DLI and learned the company was not in Dallas, Texas, the location listed on its MCS-150 Motor Carrier Identification Report form, but in New York. In response to a FMCSA inquiry about this matter, Burgess allegedly submitted a letter containing false statements.
 
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigative Division.
 
Note: Indictments, Informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.