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Re: bronco busting

I believe the bogus big truck licensing scam was in Illinois and included
some claim of graft to the governor's reelection committee (where have we
heard that sort of thing before?) in that the outfit selling the licenses
to wholly unqualified (couldn't even speak/read English, for example)
drivers was supported by the state licensing agency operator appointed by
the governor after healthy campaign contributions.

Kneale Brownson

At 11:42 AM 9/11/99 -0700, The Stevens wrote:
>You can't rule out graft either.  There was huge scam in the Great Lakes 
>area (don't remember the state) that made national news: apparently, a 
>commercial licensing outfit thought it would be a great idea to hand over 
>big-rig ratings to anyone who had the cash--including people w/o any 
>training or English language skills.
>One particular individual involved went the wrong way (couldn't read sign, 
>in English) down an avenue and (despite other truckers screaming at him on 
>the CB, in English) rammed a stationwagon full of kids.
>True story, although alzheimers may be altering the details.
>I believe the newsstory ended with the FBI trying to find all the 'drivers' 
>with bogus credentials.
>>From: Wolff <quattro200@earthlink.net>
>>Reply-To: quattro200@earthlink.net
>>To: "Buchholz, Steven" <Steven.Buchholz@kla-tencor.com>
>>CC: "'qlist'" <quattro@audifans.com>
>>Subject: Re: bronco busting
>>Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 22:56:48 -0700
>>I think my failure of logic here is that I would assume that stricter
>>licensing would require more training, but that might not be true.
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