2 receive sentences for roles in NY CDL testing scheme

Two people involved in an illegal CDL test-taking scheme were sentenced in federal court recently.

On Nov. 23 and Nov. 4 Marie Daniel and Firdavs Mamadaliev were sentenced in the U.S. District Court, Brooklyn, NY for their roles in the fraudulent CDL scheme. Daniel was sentenced to three years in prison and three years of supervised release. Mamadaliev was sentenced to 24 months’ probation and a $500 fine.

In October of 2013, Daniel, Mamadaliev, and nine others were charged with conspiracy to unlawfully produce identification documents in connection with the scheme. In January of this year, both pleaded guilty.

The investigation revealed that fraudulent CDL test-taking activities occurred at five known New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) test centers in the New York City area.  Conspiring CDL applicants paid facilitators between $1,800 and $2,500 in return for CDL exam answers and escort assistance through DMV processes.