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.