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Richard Piatt ReportingA joint investigation has resulted in arrests of more than 34 people in a case of identity fraud.
Many drivers of trucks around the nation have been cheating the system to drive the big rig trucks. In all in Utah, 38 people have been arrested and charged with using false information to get a Commercial Driver’s License. There are more people charged with fraud for helping supply those phony licenses.
The implications for homeland security are serious. Authorities have no way of knowing who is driving some of these big rigs or, more importantly, what they might be hauling.
The U.S. Attorney worked with the FBI, the Department of Public Safety, and the Immigration Enforcement Office. All are interested in getting this case closed.
There are more indictments possibly coming as well. The bottom line is closing a loop hole that could be seriously threatening homeland security in the United States.