Trucking school owner and a DMV employee from Bakersfield is charged with fraudulently issuing driver’s licenses to Unqualified Drivers


Two Bakersfield inhabitants — a trucking school proprietor, another a DMV worker — were indicted in a conspiracy to market California driver’s licenses to unqualified drivers.

A 13-count indictment has been returned from Paramjit Singh Mangat, 54, also Javier Jesus Hernandez-Herrera, 54, charging them with criminal conspiracy, six counts of criminal creation of an identification record along with six counts of unlawful transfer of an identification record, as per a news release in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of California.

In exchange for cash, Herrera consented to get into the pupils’ DMV documents and change the records to signify that they’d passed DMV composed and behind-the-wheel assessments, the release stated. The pupils were issued driver’s licenses.

Mangat worked driving schools in Bakersfield that apparently provided coaching to people trying to receive driver’s permits, the release stated. When pupils had trouble passing DMV assessments, Mangat provided to help them in getting fraudulently issued permits via Herrera in return for repayment.

If convicted, Mangat and Herrera face a maximum statutory penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the conspiracy charge, and a maximum statutory penalty of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each of the charges of unlawful production and transfer of identification documents.