Motor Carrier Owner Indicted on Conspiracy and Fraud Charges
On April 22, 2021, a grand jury in the Western District of New York indicted Anatoliy Kirik, owner of Orange Transportation Services, Inc. (OTS) and Dallas Logistics, Inc. (DLI) for conspiracy, false statements, falsification of records, false documents, concealment of material facts, and aggravated identity theft. The indictment alleges that Kirik conspired with others to defraud the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) by concealing facts and making false statements regarding affiliations between OTS and DLI. To prevent DLI from inheriting the Conditional safety rating assigned to OTS and affiliated entities, Kirik and others misrepresented to FMCSA that DLI was a separate and independent trucking business not affiliated with Kirik’s trucking business. OTS’s Conditional safety rating resulted in higher operating costs and lower revenue.
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