Former DOT Employee Convicted on Bank Fraud Charges
On August 25, 2017, Darryl Williams, a former employee of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), was convicted after a trial in U.S. District Court, Tallahassee, Florida. Charged with bank fraud, Williams had been indicted on February 2017.
From November 2010 through October 2016, Williams attempted to obtain money, loans, and lines of credit from Envision Credit Union by lying about his employment status, employer, job title, length of employment, and salary. To support his applications for loans and lines of credit, Williams falsified, forged, or otherwise manipulated his DOT leave and earnings statements. He also represented that he was employed by DOT and FRA when that was no longer the case, and falsely indicated on the applications that his job title was investigator with DOT.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation jointly with the FBI and the Social Security Administration-OIG.