Retired Mississippi trooper sentenced for CDL fraud

| 6/5/2002

A former Mississippi state trooper has been sentenced for his role in helping unqualified applicants obtain CDLs. The retired trooper pleaded guilty last fall to charges of making material false statements.

Ronald W. Thompson, formerly with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, was sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge in Gulfport to two years probation and a $1,000 fine. Thompson was charged with creating bogus CDL test score sheets indicating applicants received passing scores. The applicants reportedly never took the tests.