December 14, 2021
Utah Trucking Company Owner Convicted and Sentenced for Wire Fraud and Money Laundering
On December 14, 2021, William Shayne Murdock was convicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah on wire fraud and money laundering charges. The owner of several truck companies in Utah, Murdock was sentenced to 1 year and a day of imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, $1,035,115 in restitution, a $200 assessment, and forfeiture of $1,602,572. In approximately February 2014, Murdock began bribing a line-haul manager for Federal Express Ground (FXG) in order to obtain unearned income from the company. Specifically, Murdock fraudulently obtained routes, obscured business ownership and growth, and falsely reported miles driven. Over a 5-year period, Murdock’s companies received about $19 million in FXG revenue and paid the line-haul manager at least $50,000.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division.