NJ man sentenced and fined for impersonating a U.S. DOT Inspector

| 10/9/2009

A New Jersey man convicted of impersonating a federal motor carrier inspector has been sentenced to one-year probation and fined $600.

The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that Hugo Daniel Solana would allegedly go to trucking firms, identify himself as a federal inspector, and produce a gold badge and a business card with the DOT seal.

Solana would cite the trucking company for violations and threaten arrests. Then he would return later and say the company could avoid problems if it would hire his consulting firm, Redsol Safety Corp.