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Dallas County Deputy Sheriff Indicted in Local Court for Traffic Ticket Scheme Involving NHTSA Grant Money

On February 16, 2012, Dallas County Deputy Sheriff Johnny Quarles Jr., was indicted on seven counts of tampering with a government record with the intent to defraud by a Dallas County Grand Jury, Dallas, Texas.  

Mr. Quarles is accused of submitting overtime reimbursement requests containing false information as to the times worked and number of traffic citations issued in 2009, 2010 and 2011 while working overtime under the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program, which is funded through a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) grant. 

This investigation is being conducted jointly with the Dallas County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from NHTSA and the Texas Department of Transportation. 

Note:  Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government.  All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.