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Kentucky Individual Sentenced for Illegal Transportation of Hazardous Materials

On September 15, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky sentenced Cory Hoskins to 6 months of home detention, 5 years of probation, and a special assessment of $200. On February 24, the former owner of Advanced TENORM Services pleaded guilty to transporting hazardous materials without proper shipping papers, labels, or placards. Between July and August 2015, Hoskins used his companies to broker the illegal transportation of technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material (TENORM) by preparing fraudulent shipping papers and arranging for TENORM to be transported by unwitting trucking companies that lacked approval to haul hazardous materials.
 
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with substantial assistance from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the State of Kentucky.