A Cuba, MO, commercial trucking company, its owner and an
employee have been sentenced for violating federal environmental regulations,
U.S. Attorney James G. Martin said.
This case was investigated by the Environmental Protection
Agency-Criminal Investigation Division, the Department of Transportation,
Office of Inspector General and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Anne E. Rauch handled the case
for the U.S. Attorney's Office.
David Voss, 56, owner and operator of Voss Truck Port, was
sentenced to two months in prison, followed by four months of home confinement.
On June 17, 2004, Voss pled guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to make
false statements to a governmental agency and violation of the Clean Air Act by
knowingly concealing and failing to file and maintain a document required by
the Clean Air Act. Voss appeared before U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry.
Co-defendant Merry Robinson, 43, also residing in Cuba, pled
guilty to one felony count of conspiring with others to conceal the fact that
drivers were violating federal safety regulations by exceeding the number of
driving hours permitted by law in June 2004. She was sentenced to six months of
home confinement and a $500 fine on Sept. 3, 2004.