George Grunden Sr. and Renza Grunden, owners of Colorado Choice One Delivery Services, were indicted March 24 in U.S. District Court in Denver on charges of major fraud against the United States, making false statements and obstruction of a federal audit.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General, an investigation revealed that the Grundens, doing business as Colorado Choice One Delivery Services, entered into contracts with the U.S. Postal Service valued at more than $ 1 million to transport mail within Colorado. Companies receiving such contracts are required to certify compliance with all relevant contract regulations. The indictment alleges that Choice One failed to pay its drivers prevailing wages, ordered falsification of DOT-regulated hours-of-service logs, falsified contract documents and lied to federal auditors and investigators during a compliance review.
DOT OIG is conducting a joint investigation with the U.S. Postal Service and the Department of Labor OIG.