A Utah commercial driver’s license test administrator has been sentenced for accepting a bribe to give an applicant a passing score despite the applicant failing the road test, according to federal court documents.
In March 2013, Antonio Tinti conducted a road test for the Utah Department of Transportation as part of a CDL application. The man being tested, Gregorio Bozas, drove over multiple curbs, which would not have given him a passing grade.
After completing the road test, Bozas offered Tinti $150 in exchange for a passing grade. Tinti accepted, and Bozas walked away with a passing score sheet.
Tinti was not charged until four years later, after which he pleaded guilty to one count of felony false statements. On July 6, Tinti was sentenced to 36 months of supervised release and a $100 assessment fee.
Furthermore, Tinti is not allowed to be employed as a CDL test administrator or work or serve as a consultant, adviser, expert, supervisor or laborer in any other employment related to or associated with trucking education. Tinti must surrender all certifications and licenses and is not allowed to apply for future certifications or licenses. Additionally, Tiniti is not allowed to be employed by, affiliated with, own or control, or otherwise participate, directly or indirectly, in the trucking business without the approval of the U.S. Probation Office.
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