July 23, 2019
Texas Department of Public Safety Employee and Others Indicted for CDL Scheme
On July 23, 2019, Alonzo Blackman, a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) employee, Fernando Guardado Vasquez, and Marino Maury Diaz Leon were indicted in U.S. District Court, San Antonio, Texas, for their involvement in a CDL scheme.
The indictment alleges that from January 2017, to or about June 30, 2019, Vazquez and Leon paid Blackman to falsely certify that CDL applicants passed the skills portion of the CDL test when those applicants had failed or had not taken the test. Blackman provided Vazquez and Leon with temporary CDLs for the applicants, and DPS later mailed permanent CDLs to the applicants.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and DPS Texas Rangers Division.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.