SACRAMENTO – On March 1, 2019, Rahim Mahboob, 67, of Los Angeles, was sentenced. 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.
According to court documents, Mahboob conspired with former California Department of Motor Vehicles (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.
“California DMV investigators are sworn peace officers who investigate identity theft and fraud as it pertains to important identification, licensing and registrations documents,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “I don’t have to tell you how important to public safety the testing of commercial drivers is. Aiding drivers to fraudulently obtain a commercial license or permit is a recipe for disaster out on the roadways.”
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.