May 25, 2021
South Carolina Individual Convicted and Sentenced to 9 Years in Federal Prison for Series of Fraud Schemes
On May 25, 2021, the U.S. District Court for South Carolina convicted and sentenced Cameron Banks to 9 years’ incarceration and 3 years’ supervised release. In August 2019, Banks pleaded guilty to multiple fraud schemes, including the falsification of records in Federal investigations with intent to impede, obstruct, and influence FMCSA’s process of investigation and proper administration. The investigation revealed that beginning in 2015 and continuing into 2018, Banks submitted requests to DOT to receive authority to operate commercial vehicles. The requests contained false information and did not disclose Banks’ relationships with other FMCSA-licensed entities.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the IRS–Criminal Investigative Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.