Former driver sentenced for CDL fraud

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A former Virginia truck driver reportedly was sentenced to three years in prison for his involvement in facilitating the sale of 12 fraudulent commercial driver’s licenses. Arsenio Aguilar, a former driver for Covitta Trucking, based in Lorton, Va., was sentenced on Sept. 28 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, according to the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General.

The CDLs in question were represented as valid New Jersey CDLs but never were produced by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, according to DOT-OIG. Aguilar allegedly was paid a fee for introducing prospective CDL purchasers to a contact in New Jersey, who would manufacture the licenses. The investigation is ongoing, the agency reported.