Former PennDOT Employee Charged With Bribery, Issuing Illegal Licenses

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Acting U.S. Attorney Louis D. Lappen Wednesday a former Pennsylvania Department of Transportation employee was charged with bribery, conspiracy and other charges.

Henry Gibbs, a former driver’s license examiner, received cash payments from individuals, including foreign nationals, who did not pass the required tests to obtain a driver’s license. Some of those individuals failed to provide proof of their residency. Gibbs accepted mobile phone and utility bills, along with tax letters and insurance documents as proof of residence. Some of those falsified documents contained personal information belonging to other people, according to the indictment.

PrisonBakary Camara is a co-defendant in the case. He was charged with bribery, conspiracy and other charges. Camara provided Gibbs with the individual’s names, driver’s license numbers, dates of birth, social security numbers. He also made cash payments to Gibbs for improperly issuing commercial and non-commercial driver’s license to the individuals.

Both men face a maximum 15-year imprisonment and $25,000 fine for the conspiracy charge and a 10-year prison sentence and a $250,000 for the bribery charge.

Additionally, Gibbs was charged with false statements to government agents, which carries a maximum $250,000 find and 5-year imprisonment. Camara is also being charged with aggravated identity theft and aiding and abetting social security fraud, which carries a maximum $250,000 fine and 5-year imprisonment.

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