Two men indicted in CDL fraud
Apr 30, 2008 12:16 PM
Mustafa Redzic, owner of Bosna Truck Driving School, was found guilty in District Court in Missouri of bribery, conspiracy, and wire and mail fraud, according to the Office of the Inspector General, Department of Transportation.
Redzic, along with Tony Parr, the former training director for the Commercial Drivers Training Academy (CDTA) and State of Missouri driver’s license examiner, were indicted. The investigation revealed that in early 2004, Redzic and Parr devised a scheme whereby Mr. Redzic would send customers to Parr’s testing facility in Sikeston MO to receive 30–minute short tests instead of the average two–hour tests necessary to obtain their commercial driver licenses (CDL), according to the Inspector General information.
In one instance, Redzic persuaded Parr to pass two of Redzic’s students who had not shown up for a test. In addition to the required fees, Redzic paid Parr more than $5,000 and promised him a higher paying job for favorable treatment, the information stated.
Parr also falsely completed the test results that stated that each student passed a full, complete, three–part Missouri CDL test and then mailed the results to the State of Missouri’s Department of Revenue (DOR), which issues driver’s licenses and CDLs and employs officials and contracts with third parties to administer driver’s tests.
Between January 1, 2004, and April 21, 2005, Redzic (through his company) earned approximately $1.8 million in tuition from more than 600 clients he sent through Parr’s testing facility, according to the Inspector General information.
The Missouri DOR has cancelled or suspended all the CDLs and retested all the CDL holders that were processed through Redzic and Parr.
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