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California Man Sentenced for Fraudulent CDL Scheme

On March 1, 2019, Rahim Mahboob was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Sacramento, California, to 27 months’ incarceration, a $58,500 fine, and a $200 special assessment fee for his role in a fraudulent commercial driver’s license (CDL) scheme. On November 19, 2018, Mahboob pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit bribery, identity fraud, and unauthorized access to a computer, and a separate count of fraud involving identification documents.
 
According to court documents, beginning around September 2015 and continuing through at least July 2017, Mahboob conspired with his co-defendant, Lisa Terraciano, a former employee of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Specifically, he paid Terraciano to alter DMV records so that commercial driving permits and licenses would be issued to his clients. Mahboob was responsible for the actual or attempted issuance of at least 39 fraudulent CDLs or permits.
 
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the FBI, Department of Homeland Security–Homeland Security Investigations, and California DMV.