NHTSA/Odometer Fraud (CLOSED)
United States v. James Russell Bradbury,
1:05-cr-00407 (M.D. Pa)
On October 14, 2005, the United States Department of Justice filed an Information charging Bradbury in federal court in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with one felony count of bribery concerning a program accepting federal funds (18 U.S.C. § 666(a)(1)(B)). The Department of Justice alleged that Bradbury, as an employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, accepted cash from automobile dealers in exchange for processing altered vehicle titles. The new Pennsylvania titles issued by Bradbury were then used by the dealers to sell used motor vehicles at a false, low mileage.
On October 31, 2005, Bradbury pled guilty to the bribery charge. On November 1, 2006, he was sentenced to a twenty-one month prison sentence, 2 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $81,382.00. Bradbury’s prison term began on January 2, 2007.
For the related case, please see US v. Gokhman, et al.