Fresno man pleads guilty to driver license scheme

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno man has pleaded guilty to allegations that he conspired to illegally produce California commercial driver's licenses.

The Fresno Bee reports 50-year-old Yadwinder Singh entered his plea Monday in federal court. His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 29.

Officials say Singh acted as a "recruiter" in the scheme to issue commercial driver's licenses to people who didn't pass the required written and driving tests.

Authorities say Singh is one of 15 people arrested on charges linked to the operation, and he's the fourth to plead guilty.

Officials say the alleged scheme centered on Fresno resident Alfonso Casarez, a former California Department of Motor Vehicles employee who is accused of electronically altering DMV records.

Casarez's trial is scheduled for April.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee