Mississippi CDL examiner pleads guilty to accepting cash for passed test scores
April 25, 2018
Law enforcement officials have busted another CDL examiner for handing out falsified skills test score sheets in exchange for cash. The latest case involves a Mississippi examiner, who has pleaded guilty to charges.
According to the federal indictment, Andre Cooper issued a false CDL skills test score sheet to an applicant on April 29, 2016. The score sheet indicated the applicant had successfully passed a driver’s skill test. However, the test was never administered.
Cooper had issued such false test score sheets to multiple CDL skills test applicants in exchange for cash, according to a U.S. Department of Transportation news release. In total, Cooper provided falsified test scores to approximately 75 individuals, charging each person $200 to $300 per test. Cooper ran the scheme for approximately three years.
CDLs issued to applicants who paid for the scheme have been revoked by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.
Cooper pleaded guilty to charges on April 11. He faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and fines up to $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for June 21 in a Jackson, Miss., district court.