November 17, 2017
California DMV Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy in CDL Scheme
On November 17, 2017, Aaron Gilliam, an employee with the California DMV, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Sacramento, to charges related to his role in a conspiracy to sell CDLs.
Gilliam worked as a motor vehicle representative in the DMV’s office in Hollywood, California. His duties included processing Class A, Class B, and Class C CDLs and identification card applications. In exchange for money, from April 2016 through July 2017, Gilliam repeatedly and without authorization accessed and altered DMV database records to fraudulently indicate that applicants had passed written examinations when they had not. He issued at least 57 fraudulent licenses and permits.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the FBI and California DMV.