Chameleon carrier indicted for falsifying FMCSA records
April 16, 2018
•Land Line Staff
A man has been indicted in U.S. District Court, Charleston, S.C., on charges of falsifying Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration records in order to avoid out-of-service orders.
Cameron Banks was indicted March 27 on three counts of falsification of records in federal investigations with intent to impede, obstruct and influence FMCSA’s process of investigation and proper administration.
The indictment alleges that on three occasions from 2015 to 2018 Banks accessed FMCSA’s database and completed a Motor Carrier Authority application to avoid out-of-service orders FMCSA had placed on U.S. Department of Transportation numbers he operated.
On each occasion, Banks failed to disclose any relationship with other entities licensed by FMCSA within the previous three years, a U.S. DOT news release said. The indictment also charged him with health care fraud and money laundering.
The DOT Office of Inspector General is conducting this investigation with the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigative Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.