The owner and manager of a Florida driver training school
were arrested on Thursday, June 8, after investigators found that the school
may have put more than 2,000 drivers on the road without proper training and
The Orlando Sentinel reported that C&L Solutions
President Victor Cosme-Burgos, of Orlando, FL, and Manager Robson Coco, of Winter Park, FL, were arrested on nine felony charges after a state auditor noticed that
the school had not failed any students during a year and a half of driving
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
kept track of the school, and eventually entered into a joint investigation
with the Highway Patrol in which undercover agents posed as students at the
school for several weeks.
The Sentinel reported that one agent received
certification for any kind of truck or bus after a 90-minute road test that
consisted of driving to a gas station, pumping $100 worth of fuel, and going
back to the school.
Charges against the owner and manager included falsifying
records, violating the Florida Communications Fraud Act, unlawful compensation
The school is now shut down permanently, and officials will
begin notifying the students within 60 days about what steps they must take to
maintain their CDLs, according to The Sentinel.
Anyone who obtained a license through C&L Solutions may
call the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ Motor Carrier
Services division at (850) 617-2909.