Missouri Truck Driving School Owner Sentenced to 75 Months Imprisonment for His Involvement in CDL Testing Fraud Scheme
On June 16, 2008, Mustafa Redzic, owner of Bosna Truck Driving School (Bosna), was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to 75 months imprisonment and 36 months supervised release. On April 2, 2008, Mr. Redzic was found guilty of bribery, conspiracy, and wire and mail fraud in a jury trial. DOT/OIG’s investigation revealed that in early 2004, Mr. Redzic and Tony Parr, a State of Missouri driver’s license examiner, devised a scheme whereby Mr. Redzic would send customers to Mr. Parr’s testing facility in Sikeston, Missouri, to receive 30–minute short tests instead of the average 2–hour tests necessary to obtain their Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs). Mr. Parr also falsely completed the test results that stated that each student passed a full, complete, three–part Missouri CDL test and mailed the results to the State of Missouri’s Department of Revenue (DOR), which issues driver’s licenses and CDLs and employs officials and contracts with third parties to administer driver’s tests. Between January 1, 2004, and April 21, 2005, Mr. Redzic (through his company) earned approximately $1.8 million in tuition from more than 600 clients he sent through Mr. Parr’s testing facility. DOR has cancelled or suspended all the CDLs and retested all the CDL holders that were processed through Mr. Redzic and Mr. Parr. This is an ongoing, multiagency investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Joint Terrorism Task Force; DOT/OIG; U.S. Marshals Service; Internal Revenue Service; Missouri State Highway Patrol; Postal Inspection Service; and St. Louis City and County Police Departments.