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Owners of Brooklyn CDL Driving School Sentenced to Forfeit $175,000 in Connection with a Massive Testing Fraud

On May 13, 2015, Ying Wai Phillip Ng and his wife, Pui Kuen Ng, were sentenced in U.S. District Court, Brooklyn, New York, for their role in a fraud scheme related to commercial driver's license (CDL) testing. The Court ordered the Ngs to forfeit cash and assets totaling more than $175,000 and sentenced Phillip Ng to 100 hours of community service. Previously in January 2015, Phillip Ng and Pui Kuen Ng each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to unlawfully produce identification documents. 

The investigation determined that between 2001 and 2012, the Ngs cheated approximately 500 customers through the written New York Department of Motor Vehicles (NYDMV) CDL examination by nefariously providing the answers to their clients. Phillip Ng used a covert camera and pager system to feed answers to his clients while they took the exam. NYDMV issues CDLs in accordance with USDOT regulations. The investigation also revealed that many of the driving school's customers did not speak or write in English. 

We worked this investigation with the Department of Homeland Security, El Dorado Task Force.