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CDL fraud accusations land two DDOT employees in court

Charged with giving applicants a ‘pass’ for tests that were never performed

Posted February 15, 2017

The state of Michigan invalidated 85 Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) tests as a result of an investigation by the State of Michigan Attorney General’s Office into the actions of two City of Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) employees.

Earlier this month, felony charges were filed in Michigan State Court, Detroit, against one male and one female defendant. The male defendant is a current employee of the DDOT, while the female retired from the agency.

Both are charged with taking more than $4,000 in cash bribes for falsifying multiple Michigan Department of State documents related to a CDL fraud scheme. The DDOT employees allegedly forged documents that stated applicants had taken and passed the CDL skills test when they had not. As a result of the investigation, the 85 affected drivers were required to retest before their CDL driving privileges could be restored.

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