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Florida man sentenced in CDL fraud scheme

Man helped applicants establish bogus residency, provided test answers

Posted November 15, 2018

A Florida man was sentenced for his role in a commercial driver’s license (CDL) fraud scheme after pleading guilty of conspiracy to cause the production of fraudulent CDLs.

The man was sentenced to 60 days’ time served, two years’ supervised release, a $226,620 criminal forfeiture, and a $100 special court assessment on October 26, 2018, in U.S. District Court in Eastern New York. He pleaded guilty to the charges on May 24, 2017.

Between April 2014 and December 2016, the man fraudulently undermined CDL-testing procedures at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The man’s actions resulted in genuine Florida CDLs being issued to New York-based applicants, who later exchanged them for CDLs in their home state. The scheme also led to the issuance of Florida CDL learner’s permits and photo IDs.

For as much as $2,600, the man helped CDL applicants establish bogus residency in Florida so they could take the state’s CDL exam. He also provided concealed video and audio devices to CDL applicants that transmitted CDL test questions to the man offsite, allowing him to supply correct answers to the applicants through earpieces.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations HandbookJ. J. Keller's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Handbook includes Parts 303, 325, 350-399, and 40 of the FMCSRs, with interpretations inserted immediately following the regulation.


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