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.