On April 29, 2021, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) debarred Le Wen Wu, owner and sole corporate officer of passenger bus charter company L&W Travel Inc. (L&W) and Yat Kuen Chan, a consultant for L&W, for a period of 3 years. On October 8, 2019, Wu and Chan pleaded guilty to conspiracy to pay and bribe a public official. In July and August 2018, Wu and Chan paid an FMCSA safety investigator $2,800 to influence an L&W compliance review and safety audit to ensure that L&W was not subject to significant fines despite multiple other DOT safety violations.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation jointly with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and with assistance from FMCSA.
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