Pennsylvania man sentenced for CDL fraud

| 4/4/2003

William Nicastro of Philadelphia was sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge in Philadelphia to 1 year in prison, $1,800 in fines and mandatory drug and alcohol treatment after being found guilty on 13 counts of CDL fraud.

The charges included making false statements to the U.S. Department of Transportation, identity theft and bank fraud.

Nicastro is currently serving the remainder of a 3-year state sentence he received for a joint Pennsylvania and DOT Office of Inspector General prosecution for forgery.

While using the identity and CDL of one of his victims, Nicastro kidnapped a prostitute in Philadelphia and raped her repeatedly while driving a commercial motor vehicle from Philadelphia to Baltimore.

After serving the three-year forgery sentence and the one-year federal sentence, Nicastro will begin serving a 25- to 50-year sentence for the kidnapping.