Trucking company dispatcher pleads guilty to accepting bribes

| 3/21/2008

A trucking company dispatcher has admitted he forced truckers at T&T Trucking to pay him bribes in order to get good loads.

The Lodi News-Sentinel in California reported that James Canclini would punish those who didn’t pay up, either giving them bad loads or no loads at all. Sheriff’s investigators got a warrant to search Canclini’s home and found a notebook detailing records of the bribes over a three-year period.

Canclini pleaded guilty to felony tax evasion and grand theft. The income was never reported to the Internal Revenue Service, but it’s unclear whether he will have to pay back taxes. He will have to pay truckers back $46,000 and may spend up to a year in jail.