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Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles worker accused in CDL bribe scheme

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The Louisiana State Police (LSP) recently arrested a driver’s license office worker for allegedly issuing fraudulent Commercial Learner’s Permits (CLPs) and Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs).

Baton Rouge resident Reggie James, Jr., 28, was arrested by LSP troopers on Wednesday May 11, 2022.

James has been charged with Public Bribery (one count), Injuring Public Records (six counts), and Malfeasance in Office (one count), according to an LSP news release.

During an internal audit, the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles discovered that between February 2022 and March 2022, James issued six CLPs or CDLs to individuals who had not taken or passed the related tests.

Following this discovery, James was placed on administrative leave.

During the course of the investigation, LSP reportedly determined that James accepted $1,300 cash in exchange for issuing a Commercial Driver’s License to a customer who had not passed the required tests on at least one occasion.

LSP says that troopers also confirmed that James issued CLPs or CDLs to individuals who had not taken or passed the related tests.

James was booked East Baton Rouge Parish Jail.

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