July 6, 2022
Former Texas DPS Employee and Co-Conspirator Sentenced for Roles in CDL Scheme
On July 6, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas sentenced Alonzo Blackman and co-conspirator Marino Maury Diaz Leon in connection with a scheme to fraudulently issue commercial driver's licenses (CDLs). Blackman, a former Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) employee, received 24 months of incarceration, 36 months of supervised release, a $215,000 monetary judgement, and a $100 special assessment. Diaz Leon received 12 months and 1 day of incarceration and a $100 special assessment. The defendants previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and honest services fraud.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the FBI and DPS, Texas Rangers Division.