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Trucking company owner convicted of lying to FMCSA about safety rating

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The owner of a New York trucking company has been convicted after lying to the Federal Motor Commission Safety Administration about his company’s safety ratings. 

42-year-old Anatoliy Kirik was the owner of multi-million dollar trucking company Dallas Logistics when he submitted false statements about his company’s safety ratings. Kirik lied about the company’s safety ratings and safety violations while applying to the FMCSA for authority to operate as an interstate carrier, and during compliance reviews and safety audits, reported WNY News Now.

Kirik also started several other trucking companies using the names of family members and even one employee to give the appearance that the new companies were not affiliated with his previous company, Dallas Logistics, that had already garnered negative safety ratings. 

Kirik’s actions were determined to negatively affect safety on US roadways, and he was convicted of making false statements to the FMCSA and the U.S. Department of Transportation, and conspiring to do the same. His conviction was announced on Wednesday, June 26th. 

Kirik is scheduled to be sentenced on October 28th. He is facing up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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