Tacho Fiddling Boss Jailed
The Managing Director of an Northern Ireland haulage company has been jailed after official discovered some of his drivers had been working up to 22 hours a day.
65 year old Patrick Boyle from County Down received a two year prison sentence from Carlisle Crown Court on the 29th April; after he admitted plotting with his drivers to make false tachograph records.
Fellow director & son Mark Boyle, 36, was given an 18 month prison sentence after also admitting planning to create false records.
In addition to this a further 15 drivers have received suspended sentences and have been ordered to carry out unpaid work when the also pleaded guilty.
Story By: Derek Broomfield
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Date : 09-05-2011