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Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Using False Identity to Obtain a CDL

Reubin R. Pete pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, OH, to making false statements to FMCSA concerning commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs). Pete, who has never held a valid CDL and is unqualified to drive a tractor-trailer, assumed the identity of a truck driver licensed in North Carolina. He then obtained a CDL in Ohio and began driving tractor-trailers in interstate commerce for Transcontinental Systems, Inc. In the process, he falsified documents related to CDLs, driver’s logs, drug testing, and employment applications.