August 24, 2016
Utah Man Convicted and Sentenced for Bribery Related to CDL Fraud
On August 24, 2016, Robert Laudemann of West Jordan, Utah, pleaded guilty in Wasatch County District Court, Heber City, Utah, to attempted bribery of a public servant. He was sentenced to 1 year of imprisonment, which was suspended, and 1 year of probation, and was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000. Laudemann was previously charged with bribery via information in June 2016.
In February 2015, the Utah Driver License Division notified the Utah Department of Public Safety and DOT-OIG that Laudemann had offered a bribe to a third-party tester for an over-the-road commercial driver’s license (CDL) test.
On February 24, 2015, Laudemann contacted a third-party CDL tester regarding testing services. Laudemann offered to pay $1,000 to the tester, who believed it to be a bribe offered in exchange for a passing score on the CDL road test.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with Utah Department of Public Safety.