NC CDL tester pleads guilty to falsifying results

| 8/19/2002

James A. Schlosser, Fletcher, NC, pleaded guilty last month in U.S. District Court in Raleigh to lying to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in connection with a scheme to falsify commercial driver's license tests from March to December 1997.

Schlosser, an authorized third-party CDL tester, was the final defendant in a conspiracy involving Lee Roy and Elmer Searcey. The pair pleaded guilty in May 2000 to fraudulently using Schlosser's testing certification number to administer CDL exams, which Schlosser then signed as though he had administered them.

The criminal investigation resulted in North Carolina suspending 67 CDL licenses and requiring the applicants to take legitimate CDL tests, which many failed.