Owner and employee of MO firm sentenced for DOT, EPA violations

| 9/14/2004

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.