Former state trooper admits to receiving cash bribes from trucking company

Sentencing includes over a year of incarceration

Posted April 26, 2018

A former State Trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), who pleaded guilty to one count of honest services wire fraud, received his sentencing one year after his admission.

The U.S. District Court, Dallas, Texas, sentenced the former enforcement officer to 15 months of incarceration, 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.

The case hinged on activities occurring between July 2014 and September 2015 when the defendant allegedly received at least $20,000 in cash bribes from an identified motor carrier in exchange for providing forged, favorable Texas DPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Inspection Reports after Level 1 inspections. The reports were then electronically transmitted to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The investigation was conducted by the U. S. Department of Transportation – Office of Inspector General with the assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Texas DPS Texas Rangers Division, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


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