Three former employees of a Chicago-based firm have admitted
to helping unqualified drivers obtain commercial drivers licenses in Wisconsin.
Rafal Maliszewski, Magdalena Jelic, and Agnieszka Gierula,
all former employees of Bamba Inc. – a company that supposedly helped immigrants
obtain legal status and documentation in the U.S. – admitted they helped in the
scheme in U.S. District Court on June 20.
The guilty please came as the owner of the business, Adam
Babul, went on trial on charges of conspiring to defraud the government,
according to The Associated Press.
The investigation into the company is the latest in the
federal government’s Operation Safe Road investigation into bribes paid in
exchange for CDLs.
Maliszewski said that on instructions from Babul, he gave
applicants the answers to an exam that was required by Wisconsin to get a CDL.
Jelic and Gierula, meanwhile, pled guilty to opening up
false bank accounts in Wisconsin under the names of the applicants.
Maliszewski and Jelic are testifying against Babul in the
case, which is expected to last a week.