Aziz Akhrorov was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, N.Y., to time served, a $1,000 fine and a $100 special court assessment.
Akhrorov pleaded guilty in May to conspiring to unlawfully produce CDLs. DOT regulations require states to test the knowledge and skills of all CDL applicants. From approximately April 2014 to around December 2016, Akhrorov and Taras Chabanovych, a Florida-based co-conspirator, undermined the CDL testing procedures at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (DOT OIG).
Due to this cheating scheme, Florida CDL learners’ permits and photo IDs were issued to the applicants, who later exchanged them for New York CDLs, DOT OIG said.
Chabanovych pleaded guilty and was sentenced in October.