On January 17, 2024, the U.S. District Court for Northern District of Ohio sentenced Shawn Martin to 12 months of probation and a $100 special assessment. On September 21, 2023, Martin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. The investigation revealed that from February 2018 to February 2020, Martin submitted false commercial driver’s license (CDL) test results to the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Specifically, Martin submitted test results for applicants who either failed or never took the tests in exchange for payments. The Ohio Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), ultimately mailed the applicants fraudulent CDLs based on the falsified test results Martin submitted.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with Ohio BMV investigations.