EL PASO, Texas — A Cuban man has been sentenced to 11 months in prison, with 36 months of supervised release, for his role in a scheme to fraudulently issue commercial driver’s licenses in Texas.
According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General, Fernando Guardado Vazquez pleaded guilty in May to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and honest services fraud.
Authorities said that from January 2017 to about June 2019, Vazquez and two co-conspirators paid a Texas Department of Public Safety employee to falsely certify that CDL applicants had passed the skills portion of the CDL test.
However, those applicants had either failed or had not even taken the test.
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