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Kentucky Man Indicted for Illegal Transportation of Hazardous Materials and Mail Fraud

On July 16, 2020, a grand jury indicted Cory D. Hoskins in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, for multiple counts of mail fraud and illegal transportation of hazardous materials.
 
The indictment alleged that on or about July 21, 2015, through December 9, 2015, Cory Hoskins used his companies—Advanced TENORM Services, LLC, and BES, LLC, in West Liberty, Kentucky—to illegally transport technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material (TENORM) from Fairmont, West Virginia to a landfill in Irvine, Kentucky. As alleged in the indictment, Hoskins allegedly also prepared fraudulent shipping papers and arranged for loads of TENORM to be transported by unwitting and unapproved non-hazardous trucking companies. The indictment also alleges that Hoskins’ businesses profited from making misrepresentations and omissions on shipping documents, causing the loads to be willfully and recklessly transported without proper identification of the consignments as hazardous materials or use of the required placarding.
 
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with assistance from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
 
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.