Nebraska trucker sentenced for threatening FMCSA inspector

| Friday, October 23, 2015

A truck driver from Nebraska has been sentenced for threatening a federal employee at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Ronald Mockelman received a nine-month prison sentence, one year of supervised release and 40 hours of community service, according to federal court documents.

In response to a fine for violating Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, Ronald Mockelman made several threatening phone calls to FMCSA’s Nebraska Division offices. In the phone calls, Mockelman threatened bodily harm. Mockelman also made threatening calls to the FMCSA Midwestern Service Center in Illinois the same day, according to an Office of Inspector General press release.

Mockelman was indicted on March 11 and pleaded guilty on July 21 after initially pleading not guilty.

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