Dragan Simovski, who operated Freedom Transportation Inc. in Illinois, was sentenced to 36 months incarceration, 36 months supervised release and ordered to pay $532,000 restitution by the U.S. District Court in Chicago in connection with a double-brokering scheme.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General, Simovski pleaded guilty to wire fraud in connection with the scheme, reports Trucking News.
Simovski would enter into contracts with companies on behalf of Freedom, promising to transport freight for those companies. He then provided information about the freight loads to a co-conspirator broker knowing that the broker would find other companies to transport and deliver the freight.
Simovski and the co-conspirator agreed that Freedom would bill the customers as if they had kept and performed the jobs.