Trucking company owner charged in fraudulent pay scheme
William "Pat" Clark of Worden faces a federal indictment accusing him of making a false statement.
The Trucker News Services
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — The owner of a southwestern Illinois trucking company is accused of falsifying records to profit by lying about how much he was paying his employees.
Thirty-eight-year-old William "Pat" Clark of Worden faces a federal indictment accusing him of making a false statement.
Authorities say that as owner and president of Clark Trucking and Excavation in East St. Louis, Clark schemed to falsify records claiming to pay more money to his employees than he actually was. Prosecutors say that allowed Clark to fraudulently keep money due to the workers.
Clark was arraigned on charges Dec. 29, 2011, in East St. Louis.
A message seeking comment was left with his attorney, Paul Storment Jr. of Belleville.
Each charge is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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