Miami man sentenced for role in CDL scheme

| 1/20/2003

A Miami man has received a five-month prison sentence for his role in a bribery scheme to help unqualified truckdrivers obtain commercial driver’s licenses, The Chicago Tribune reported.

Peter Gregus was sentenced in federal court in Chicago Jan. 14 for acting as a middleman in a bribery scheme in which an estimated 100 unqualified drivers, many from Illinois, received CDLs in Florida.

Gregus admitted that from 1997 to 2000, he helped applicants, most of whom were Eastern European or Russian immigrants with limited English, cheat on written and driving tests in return for bribes of up to $1,300.

In September, Gregus, who was also ordered to serve five months of home detention after his prison term, became the 50th defendant to plead guilty in the federal Operation Safe Road probe.