December 18, 2018
Fraudulent CDL Testing Scheme
On December 4, 2018, Aziz Akhrorov, a truck driver based in Queens, New York, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Brooklyn, New York, to time served, a $1,000 fine, and a $100 special court assessment.
Truckstop.com Security has been reporting this Fraudulent CDL Testing Scheme as reported by The Office of Inspector General of Department of Transportation since 2015.
December 3, 2018
Iowa Transportation Broker is Sentenced for Bank Fraud
David Giannetto, the owner of the transportation brokerage, Professional Freight Sales Inc MC 375198 DOT 2225882 received the prison term after a May 23, 2018, guilty plea to one count of bank fraud.
Giannetto was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade. Giannetto was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment. He was ordered to make $872,065 in restitution his bank. He must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
October 31, 2018
California DMV Employees Charged with Co-conspirators in C.D.L. Scheme
On September 14, 2018, Damanpreet Singh was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Sacramento, California, after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery. Damanpreet was sentenced to 24 months’ incarceration, 36 months’ supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.
On November 9 and November 16, 2017, respectively, the U.S. District Court, Sacramento, California, issued one information and three indictments related to a conspiracy to produce or obtain fraudulent commercial driver’s licenses (CDL). The following individuals were charged: Donald Freeman, Jr., Juan Arturo Arroyo Gomez, and Shawana Denise Harris; Jagpal Singh, Jagdish Singh, Tajinder Singh, and Parminder Singh; Ruvila Lima and Poya Khanjan; and Rahim Mahboob. Coconspirators Lisa Terraciano and Kari Scattaglia pleaded guilty on November 1, 2017.
On November 3, 2017, Lisa Terraciano and Kari Scattaglia, employees of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Sacramento, California, related to their roles in a conspiracy to sell Class A commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) without the buyer having to take or pass the required tests.