March 3, 2022
California Trucking School Employee Sentenced in CDL Scheme
On March 3, 2022, Parminder Singh was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California to 12 months of supervised release and a $200 special assessment for his participation in a scheme to bribe California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) employees. The scheme involved the issuance of California commercial driver's licenses (CDLs) to unqualified drivers. In August 2021, Singh pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery, identity fraud, and unauthorized access of a computer, and to identification documents fraud. According to court documents, Singh conspired with Jagpal Singh, and California DMV employees Lisa Terraciano and Kari Scattaglia, to process CDLs for applicants who had not passed the required test.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the FBI and California DMV.