Trucking firm associate pleads guilty in CDL fraud case
Posted May 5, 2016
The DOT’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) reported that on April 21, 2016, an associate for a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, trucking company pleaded guilty to conspiracy to unlawfully produce identification documents.
According to OIG’s investigation, from approximately June 2014 through September 2015, the defendant and another individual conspired to unlawfully produce identification documents including Pennsylvania commercial driver license (CDL) permits, CDLs, non-commercial learner’s permits, and non-commercial driver’s licenses.
The investigation determined that the defendant and the co-conspirator assisted individuals in obtaining fraudulent Pennsylvania CDLs under the auspices of the trucking company. As part of the scheme, the two individuals conspired to provide false residency documents to CDL students of the trucking company who resided outside of Pennsylvania. This enabled the CDL students to illicitly obtain Pennsylvania non-commercial driver’s licenses, the precursor to obtaining a Pennsylvania CDL permit and a Pennsylvania CDL.
DOT-OIG is conducting this ongoing investigation jointly with the FBI. FMCSA has provided substantial assistance.
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