January 18, 2018
Former DOT Employee Sentenced on Bank Fraud Charges
On January 18, 2018, Darryl Williams, a former employee of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and FMCSA, was sentenced to 1 day of incarceration and 5 years of supervised release, including 2 years of home confinement. In addition, he must complete 400 hours of community service. Williams was previously convicted by trial on August 25, 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 he was a DOT investigator.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the Social Security Administration OIG.