December 5, 2017
Harrisonburg, VIRGINIA – A Mount Crawford based trucking company that formerly hauled United States mail and it holding company, as well as four of its most senior officers, the President, VicePresident, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, were all sentenced this week in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Harrisonburg for conspiring to commit Federal crimes, United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced.
Beam Bros. Trucking, Inc. (Beam Trucking) and Beam Bros. Holding Corporation (Beam Holding) were jointly sentenced by the court to forfeit to the government $2,000,000 of fraudulently obtained proceeds. They were also sentenced to pay approximately $1,000,000 in restitution to drivers who were defrauded of their pay. In addition, these companies were sentenced to serve 3 years of corporate probation and to pay a fine of $250,000 to the government.
Beam Holding previously pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in that the company knowingly and willfully defrauded its driver employees of almost $1,000,000 dollars of their pay. In specific, Beam Holding caused their driver employees to falsify their time sheets so that they would report fewer hours worked than they actually worked in direct violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act.
Beam Trucking previously pled guilty to conspiracy to falsify safety records and pay records in that the company falsely reported the hours their truck driver employees worked and were on duty with intent to obstruct the government’s investigation. In specific, Beam Trucking conspired to falsify drivers’ records of duty status and their time sheets.
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