☷Former DMV Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Receive Bribes to Alter Records in DMV Database in Sacramento
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Former DMV Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Receive Bribes to Alter Records in DMV Database in Sacramento SACRAMENTO , Calif . — Shawana Denise Harris , 52 , of Rancho Cucamonga , pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit bribery , to commit unauthorized access of a computer , and to commit identity fraud , which resulted in unqualified drivers receiving their California commercial driver’s licenses ( CDLs ) , U . S . Attorney Phillip A . Talbert announced . According to court documents , on Nov . 16 , 2017 , Harris was charged with conspiring to receive bribes as a DMV employee in Rancho Cucamonga for accessing and altering records in the DMV’s database in Sacramento . During the scheme , Harris altered records to show that applicants for California CDLs had passed the required tests when , in truth , they had not done so , and in some cases had not even taken the tests . In so doing , this caused the DMV to issue permits and completed California CDLs despite the applicants not having taken or passed those tests . This case is the product of an investigation by the California Department of Motor Vehicles , Office of Internal Affairs; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Homeland Security Investigations; and the Department of Transportation , Office of Inspector General . Assistant U . S . Attorneys Rosanne L . Rust and Christopher S . Hales are prosecuting the case . Harris is scheduled to be sentenced on July 28 , 2022 , by U . S . District Judge Troy L . Nunley . Harris faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in prison and a $250 , 000 fine . The actual sentence , however , will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines , which take into account a number of variables .
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