Former Driver's License Examiner Pleads Guilty
January 24, 2001
Victor Wesley, a former driver's license examiner in the Illinois Secretary of State's Office was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Chicago to 6 months' home confinement, 60 months' probation and a $1,000 fine for his role in the scandal. Wesley pleaded guilty last September to pocketing more than $5,000 in bribes from students and driving school owners in exchange for issuing Illinois driver's licenses. To date, 8 former driver’s license examiners have pleaded guilty to bribery charges. Illinois recently completed a massive retesting program for students affiliated with one corrupt driving school and tests for thousands more affiliated with other corrupt schools will be ordered this year. Operation Safe Road is a task force investigation involving OIG, FBI, IRS/CID, Postal Inspection Service, and the Illinois State Police.