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Former Illinois Police Commander Charged with False Statements

On February 20, 2013, Timothy J. Veit, former police commander, Des Plaines, Illinois, Police Department, was charged in U.S. District Court, Chicago, Illinois, with false statements relating to a scheme to defraud a NHTSA funded program.

From approximately 2009 through 2012, it is alleged Veit made false statements in reports that concealed the police department's failure to meet the requirements of federally funded impaired driving enforcement campaigns.  Veit, the project director for the police department, allegedly inflated DUI arrests that resulted in the department receiving $132,893 in federal reimbursement for overtime compensation by Veit and other police officers.  As the project director, Veit was responsible for certifying departmental compliance with NHTSA's participation requirements.  Veit inflated the DUI arrests and provided false information about blood alcohol content levels on the reimbursement forms. 

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