Former Dallas County Deputy Sentenced in Traffic Ticket Scheme Involving NHTSA Grant Funds
On October 17, 2013, Sherman McIntyre, former Dallas County Deputy Sheriff, was sentenced in Dallas County Criminal Court, Dallas, Texas, in conjunction with his plea to tampering with governmental records. McIntyre was sentenced to twelve months of community supervision and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. McIntyre was also ordered to surrender his Texas police officer's license.
McIntyre is one of three deputies indicted in Dallas County for submitting overtime reimbursement requests containing false information as to the times worked and the number of traffic citations issued in 2009, 2010 and 2011 while working overtime under the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), which is funded through a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) grant. During this investigation, Dallas County has repaid $214,030 in ineligible costs to NHTSA.
We are conducting this investigation jointly with the Dallas County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from NHTSA and the Texas Department of Transportation.