August 26, 2019
South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Charges Related to Reincarnating After Being Placed Out of Service
On August 26, 2019, Cameron Banks pled guilty in U.S. District Court, Charleston, South Carolina, to the falsification of records in Federal investigations with intent to impede, obstruct, and influence FMCSA’s process of investigation and proper administration and to mail fraud. He had been indicted on March 27, 2018.
The investigation revealed that on four occasions between 2015 and 2018, Banks accessed FMCSA’s database and completed a Motor Carrier Authority application to avoid out-of-service orders that FMCSA placed on DOT numbers he operated.
On each occasion, Banks failed to disclose any relationship with other entities licensed by FMCSA during the previous 3 years while knowing he had applied for and received DOT numbers for three other companies.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigative Division and the FBI.