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Trucking Company Employee and Trucking Company Owner Plead Guilty in CDL Bribery Scheme

On August 19, 2021, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Tajinder Singh pleaded guilty to fraud involving identification documents. On the same day, Parminder Singh pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery and identity fraud, including fraud involving identification documents, and to accessing a computer without authorization. From September 2014 until June 2017, Parminder Singh, an employee of Calcutta Truck School, and Tajinder Singh, a trucking company owner, bribed California Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) employees to access and alter records in the DMV database. Tajinder Singh paid a DMV employee to obtain commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) for applicants who had not taken the written CDL test. In addition, Parminder Singh received a fraudulent Class A CDL.
 
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Department of Homeland Security Investigations Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the California DMV.