Utah Man Sentenced for Making False Statements Related to CDL Driver Testing
On July 5, 2017, Antonio Tinti was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Salt Lake City, Utah, to 36 months’ supervised release and a $100 assessment. The sentence prohibited Tinti from working as a test administrator for commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) or serving as a consultant, advisor, expert, supervisor, or laborer in any other employment associated with trucking education. He was also required to surrender any certifications of licenses to perform such work and prohibited from applying for any such certifications or licenses in the future. Tinti was also ordered not to be employed by or affiliated with, own or control, or otherwise participate in, directly or indirectly, the trucking business without the approval of the U.S. Probation Office.
On April 12, Tinti pleaded guilty to making a false statement related to the administration of a CDL test. He had administered a CDL driving skills test and falsely certified that the driver successfully completed the road test in compliance with State and Federal testing standards. Tinti issued a passing score, even though he knew the driver did not pass, and accepted a $150 bribe for the passing scoresheet.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Utah Department of Public Safety.