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Guilty Plea in Michigan Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Fraud Case

On February 24, Kenneth MacKay, a former certified third-party tester for the Michigan
Secretary of State (MSOS), pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Detroit, MI to making
false statements related to certificates he issued for applicants of CDL and other drivers
licenses. Our investigation found that, between the summers of 2000 and 2002, MacKay
conspired with the now out-of-business proprietors of A&K Truck Driving School to
falsely certify students as qualified on driving and skills tests. MacKay admitted to
facilitating more thann 25 CDL and other license exams, in exchange for payment of
$100 per certificate. In some cases, MacKay never saw the students he certified. MSOS
records indicate that over 900 individuals received licenses through MacKay's certificates
and has required re-testing in order to retain Michigan licenses. FMCSA has followed up
on those license holders who subsequently moved to about 26 different states. The
ongoing investigation is being conducted jointly with the FBI and IRS, with assistance
from MSOS and FMCSA.