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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 1, 2019

Los Angeles Man Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Obtain Fraudulent Commercial Driver's License

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rahim Mahboob, 67, of Los Angeles, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to two years and three months in prison and a $58,500 fine for conspiring to commit bribery, identity fraud, and unauthorized access to a computer, and a separate count of identity fraud, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, Mahboob conspired with former DMV employee and co‑defendant, Lisa Terraciano, to pay her money to alter DMV records that caused commercial driving permits to be issued for Mahboob’s clients. Mahboob was responsible for the issuance or attempted issuance of no less than 39 fraudulent commercial licenses, including permits, for which he paid Terraciano.

This case was a part of a series of ongoing investigations 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. Attorney Rosanne L. Rust prosecuting the cases.

Mahboob was ordered to self-surrender to begin serving his sentence on June 3, 2019.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Public Corruption
Press Release Number: 
2:17-cr-213 GEB
Updated March 1, 2019