Missouri man sentenced in fraudulent CDL case

| 9/29/2006

A truck driver who pleaded guilty in July to charges of lying to a federal investigator in U.S. District Court in St. Louis, MO, has been sentenced.

Land Line Magazine reported earlier this year that 22-year-old Samir Hasanovic of Arnold, MO, admitted to lying to investigators when he was questioned in February about how he obtained his CDL.

Hasanovic admitted in court that he purchased falsified documents from a man in Kansas City, MO, and used those documents to obtain his CDL.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported this week that the trucker was sentenced to two years’ probation in the case.

However, Hasanovic’s troubles may not be over. He was listed as one of 15 people indicted in connection with a fraudulent CDL operation in Missouri. In that scheme, which involved truck driving schools in Kansas City and West Plains, MO. Federal officials allege CDLs were handed out to at least 70 Somalis and Bosnians with little or no real testing.

The 15 people all face felony charges.