Man sentenced for CDL test fraud scheme in Mississippi

By Tyson Fisher, Land Line staff writer | 2/18/2019

A Mississippi CDL test fraud scheme case comes to an end after the second person involved was sentenced on Friday, Feb. 15. Two men were charged and pleaded guilty for their roles in falsifying skills test scores.

Robert Anthony Davis was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release. He also was ordered to pay $13,500 in restitution and $1,500 in fines. Davis entered into a plea agreement in October.

For a two-year period from August 2014 to September 2016 in Hinds County, Miss., Davis and Benjamin James McGrigg, falsified skills CDL test score sheets while failing to administer the driver skill and road tests, according to the federal indictment.

McGrigg and Davis would grant the fraudulent test scores in exchange for cash. The federal indictment details eight separate occasions where fraudulent score sheets were handed out. However, a U.S. Department of Transportation news release states that approximately 65 CDL skills test applicants were given fraudulent skills test scores.

Both McGrigg and Davis were indicted on March 7 on five separate counts related to false and fraudulent statements. Subsequently, each were charged with three of the five counts, including conspiracy to defraud the U.S., false statements and destruction, altercation and falsification of records in a federal investigation.

McGrigg pleaded guilty last August in the CDL test fraud scheme. He was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment and three years supervised release and was ordered to pay $13,500 in restitution.



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