June 16, 2022
Pennsylvania Third-Party CDL Examiner Sentenced for Wire Fraud
On June 16, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania sentenced Roberto Correas to 15 days of imprisonment, 24 months of supervised release, a $10,000 fine, $4,950 in restitution, a $1,200 special assessment, and 80 hours of community service. In January 2022, Correas, a former third-party commercial driver's license (CDL) examiner, pleaded guilty to wire fraud in connection to a fraudulent CDL scheme. From February to March 2018, Correas provided pre-signed CDL skills examination score sheets to a co-conspirator, who completed the sheets with passing scores to fraudulently qualify individuals who did not actually take the CDL test. In addition, between September and October 2018, Correas conducted CDL skills examinations on a third-party testing facility's behalf. Correas charged applicants $275 each but kept the money instead of submitting it to the company.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the FBI, assisted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Pennsylvania State Police, and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.