DMV supervisor charged in alleged scheme to sell driver's licenses
A supervisor at the DMV office in El Cajon was charged Monday with bribery for his alleged role in a scheme to sell driver's licenses to people who had flunked the required tests or had not taken them.
Jesse Mario Bryan, 36, supervised two Department of Motor Vehicles employees who were charged in May with being part of the bribery scheme. He was charged Monday along with eight people who allegedly bought the licenses.
People seeking the licenses paid $400 to $500 for a driver's license, and $2,500 to $3,000 for a license to drive a commercial vehicle weighing more than 10,000 pounds, according to U.S. Atty. Laura Duffy.
A commercial license, Duffy said, allows a driver to transport hazardous materials or tow multiple trailers. Allowing an unqualified driver to operate such a vehicle "can cause enormous harm to the public," she said.
In May, four other DMV employees and 17 other people were charged in the alleged scheme.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego