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Former Safety Manager of California Trucking Companies Sentenced for Conspiracy

On February 6, 2023, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California sentenced Donald Cameron Spicer, former Safety Manager for National Distribution Services, Inc. (NDSI), to 36 months of probation, a $10,000 fine, 1,000 hours of community service, and a $100 special assessment. In August 2021, Spicer pleaded guilty to conspiracy in connection with a scheme to conduct illegal repairs on cargo tanks.
 
NDSI operated as a cargo tank repair company contracted to repair hazardous material tankers. However, the company was not registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to conduct such repairs. In conducting business, NDSI caused the death of one tank repair employee and the serious injury of another. Carl Bradley Johansson, owner of NDSI, was sentenced for the scheme in November 2022.
 
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division.