Robert Davis and Benjamin McGriggs were accused last month of granting CDL applicants a passed skills test despite never taking the exam.
From August 2014 to September 2016 in Hinds County, Mississippi, the two Mississippi CDL examiners allegedly accepted cash payments for falsifying skills test scores. Drivers reportedly received their CDL without ever taking a driver skill or road test.
A U.S. Department of Transportation news release estimates that 65 CDL skills test applicants were given fraudulent scores.
Both McGriggs and Davis were charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S., false statements and destruction, and altercation and falsification of records in a federal investigation.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General, Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Mississippi Bureau of Investigations and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are investigating the issue.
A jury trial is set for May 8, 2018.