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California Trucking School Employee Sentenced in CDL Scheme

On May 31, 2022, Ruvila Lima was sentenced in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California to 36 months of supervised release, a $500 fine, and a $200 special assessment for participation in a scheme to bribe California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employees to issue Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDL) to unqualified drivers. In July 2018, Lima pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery, identity fraud, and unauthorized access of a computer, and to identification documents fraud. According to court documents, Lima conspired with co-defendants, Poya Khanjan, Donald Freeman, and Juan Arturo Arroyo Gomez, to process CDLs for applicants who had not passed the required test.
 
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the California DMV.