December 14, 2017
California DMV Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy in CDL Scheme
On December 14, 2017, Donald Freeman, an employee with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and Juan Arturo Arroyo Gomez pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Sacramento, California, to charges related to their role in a conspiracy to sell commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs).
Freeman worked as a motor vehicle representative in the DMV office in Tracy, California. His duties included processing Class A, Class B, and Class C CDLs and identification card applications. In exchange for money, from July 2016 through May 2017, Freeman repeatedly and without authorization accessed and altered DMV database records to fraudulently indicate that applicants had passed written examinations when they had not. During that time, Arroyo Gomez paid Freeman for the fraudulent CDLs.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the FBI and California DMV.