Virginia Trucking Companies, Execs Indicted for Hours of Service Conspiracy

Two Virginia-based trucking companies and their executives have been charged with conspiracy, falsifying records, false statements, wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy related to hours of service and labor violations.

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Beam Bros Trucking Inc. (BBT) and its parent company, Beam Bros Holding Corp. LLC (Beam Holding); Gerald Beam, president and CEO; Garland Beam, vice president; Shaun Beam, operations manager; and Nickolas Kozel, chief financial officer, were charged in U.S. District Court, Harrisonburg, Virginia, in a 126-count indictment.

BBT is one of the nation’s largest contract carriers of mail for the United States Postal Service, according to the U.S. DOT Office of Inspector General. The company and its executives allegedly conspired to defraud the United States “by impeding the lawful government functions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Labor, and USPS.”

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