Driving school owner sentenced in CDL fraud scheme

| 6/17/2008

Mustafa Redzic, owner of Bonsa Truck Driving School in St. Louis, has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for his role in a scheme to help students cheat on their CDL exams. He was also ordered to pay a $17,500 fine.

Redzic, who was convicted of the charges back in April, made $1.8 million dollars from 600 students by providing them with shortened, easier versions of the CDL exams. Many of the students were Bosnian and spoke little English.

Redzic sent the students to Troy Parr, a CDL examiner certified by Missouri and employed at a testing facility in Sikeston, MO. Redzic paid Parr a “consulting fee” of as much as $2,050 at a time.

Parr pleaded guilty in December 2007 and was eventually sentenced to one year and one day in jail.