Dump truck firm owner sentenced over false statements on contracts

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The owner of a Wisconsin dump truck firm recently was sentenced for submitting false statements on federal highway contracts, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced.

Darrell Kasner, owner of Kasner’s Transportation of Aprin, was ordered May 23 by a U.S. District Court judge in Madison to pay a $1,000 fine for making false statements to the Wisconsin DOT on payroll reports totaling $22,000 that he submitted for hauling services performed on a federally funded highway project near Winchester. Kasner also was ordered to serve three months in jail and two years supervised release.

Kasner pleaded guilty on March 14 to charges of failing to pay two dump truck drivers local prevailing wages in 2002 and 2003 as required under federal law. Kasner and his company were suspended by WisDOT after his October 2006 indictment; federal suspension and debarment action is pending. The investigation was conducted by DOT-OIG with assistance from WisDOT.