Former Missouri Driver's License Examiner Sentenced to 1 Year in Jail on Charges Related to Fraudulent Commercial Driver's License Scheme
April 24, 2008
On April 24, 2008, Troy Parr, a former employee of a Missouri State–authorized driver’s license examination facility, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, St. Louis, Missouri, to 1 year incarceration after pleading guilty on December 18, 2007, to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and bribery charges. Mr. Parr managed an authorized third–party testing facility for Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs), and was empowered to administer and evaluate CDLs tests on behalf of the State of Missouri. During 2004 and 2005, Mr. Parr and Mustafa Redzic, owner of Bosna Truck Driving School, had an agreement that Mr. Redzic’s students would receive tests that included only a portion of the State mandated CDL test requirements from Mr. Parr and his colleagues at the testing facility. In return, Mr. Redzic agreed to make cash payments in excess of $5,000 to Mr. Parr and hired Mr. Parr as a “consultant” for his school and promised Mr. Parr a lucrative position at the school. Through this scheme, Mr. Parr facilitated the issuance of nearly 600 CDLs. Missouri State officials told these CDL holders to either surrender their licenses or submit to proper testing. Mr. Redzic was found guilty in U.S. District Court, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on April 2, 2008. This is an ongoing, multiagency investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Joint Terrorism Task Force; U.S. Marshals Service; Internal Revenue Service; Missouri State Highway Patrol; Postal Inspection Service; and the St. Louis City and County Police Departments.