April 12, 2017
Utah Man Pleads Guilty To Making False Statements Related to CDL Driver Testing
On April 12, 2017, Antonio Estuardo Tinti pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Salt Lake City, Utah, to making a false statement related to the administration of a commercial driver’s license (CDL) test.
In March 2013, Tinti administered a CDL driving skills test to Gregorio Bozas and falsely certified that Bozas had successfully completed the road test in compliance with State and Federal testing standards. Tinti gave Bozas a passing score, even though he knew Bozas did not pass. During the test, Bozas drove over multiple curbs, which is an automatic road-test failure; however, Tinti accepted a $150 bribe for a passing scoresheet.
As part of the plea, Tinti agreed to a lifetime ban from all aspects of the trucking industry, including trucking education.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Utah Department of Public Safety.