March 5, 2019
Alabama Man Charged With Accessing FMCSA Databases Without Authorization
On March 5, 2019, Gary Scott Stratton was charged via information in U.S. District Court, Montgomery, Alabama, with computer-related fraud. The information alleges that between June 2018 and January 2019, Stratton intentionally accessed Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) databases without authorization for financial gain and commercial advantage. A private consultant with a company that provided motor carrier consulting services in Alabama, Stratton is a former trooper. He allegedly gained access to sensitive FMCSA databases using credentials he obtained while working for the Alabama Highway Patrol.
DOT-OIG and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are conducting this investigation, assisted by FMCSA.
Note: Indictments, informations, and complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.