March 8, 2019
Alabama Man Convicted for Accessing FMCSA Databases Without Authorization
On March 8, 2019, Gary Scott Stratton was convicted in U.S. District Court, Montgomery, Alabama, with computer-related fraud. Stratton entered a plea of guilty after being charged via information on March 5, 2019.
Between June 2018 and January 2019, Stratton intentionally accessed Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) databases without authorization for financial gain and commercial advantage. Stratton was a private consultant with a company that provided motor carrier consulting services in Alabama. He gained access to sensitive FMCSA databases using credentials he obtained while working as a trooper for the Alabama Highway Patrol.
DOT-OIG and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are conducting this investigation, assisted by FMCSA.