On September 24, 2019, John Kamau of Lowell, Massachusetts, was charged in U.S. District Court, Boston, Massachusetts, with making a false statement on a DOT Medical Examination Report Form (medical form). He was arrested the next day.
In May 2016, Kamau allegedly filled out a DOT medical form, responding yes to a question that would have precluded him from obtaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL) unless he obtained an exemption. Based on that response, the medical examiner determined that Kamau was not qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle. In September 2016, Kamau allegedly filled out a second DOT medical form and submitted it to a different medical examiner, this time responding no to the question described above. The second medical examiner determined that Kamau was qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with assistance from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
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