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Louisiana Logging Company Owner Charged With Operating Trucks Without a License

On January 17, 2020, Joseph Malmay, owner and operator of Jack Malmay Logging, was served a judicial summons that had been issued the day before by the U.S. District Court for the Western District. The judicial summons was pursuant to the November 18, 2019, filing of a criminal information against Malmay for operating a commercial vehicle without a commercial driver’s license (CDL). He is scheduled to appear in court on February 4, 2020.
 
The investigation revealed that, in exchange for cash payments, Malmay hauled multiple commercial truckloads of logs within Louisiana and across State lines into Texas. On April 6, 2016, September 6, 2016, and July 5, 2018, Malmay was stopped and cited by Louisiana State Police (LSP) because he did not possess a CDL and was driving with a regular driver’s license that had expired. The investigation also revealed that Malmay has never possessed a CDL or attempted to obtain a CDL learner’s permit and that Jack Malmay Trucking has never been in compliance or properly registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
 
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with LSP’s and FMCSA’s assistance.
 
Note: Indictments, informations, and complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.