SHERMAN OAKS—On Friday August 23, Aaron Gilliam, 51, of Sherman Oaks and a former Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employee was sentenced to 22 months in prison for conspiracy to commit bribery, commit identity fraud, and commit unauthorized access of computer, the United States Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of California announced in a press release.
Gilliam was accepting bribes from customers to change records such as driver licenses and permits. He had been working at the Hollywood DMV since October 2006, but between January 2011 and July 2017, he processed driver license’s.
He admitted to receiving money in exchange for altering records between April 2016 and July 2017 for individuals to receive a passing score for written examinations who did not take or pass the examination. During the investigation Gilliam was responsible for the issuance of 57 fraudulent licenses and permits, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported.
This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Motor Vehicles Office of Internal Affairs. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rosanne L. Rust prosecuted the case.