Judge orders Colorado truck company to pay, help clean up

| 9/20/2001

A U.S. District Judge in Denver has recommended a trucking company owner pay restitution for making false statements to the U.S. Department of Transportation by aiding relief efforts for the terrorists' attacks.

Judge Wiley Y. Daniel ordered Roy Clennin to pay restitution of $24,918 but requested transportation officials consider turning the restitution over to relief efforts for the attacks on New York City and Washington, DC.

Clennin, who operates Clennin Ranch Trucking in Rye, pleaded guilty this spring to allowing drivers for his company to falsify logs they had to keep for the DOT, according to The Pueblo Chieftain. He also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms found at his business-residential address when federal agents executed a search warrant.

The judge also ordered Clennin to serve four months of home detention wearing an electronic device. He also will be on probation for four years.

A decision by investigators to accept Judge Daniel's recommendation wasn't immediately available.