A couple who ran a Brooklyn driving school has admitted they schemed to help non-English speakers to cheat on written exams for commercial driver's licenses.
Ying Wai Phillip Ng and his wife, Pui Kuen Ng, pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud charges.
According to The New York Times, prosecutors said the couple used hidden cameras and secret pagers to talk 500 applicants through the exam in exchange for a $1,800 fee and a Class B permit. The permit allows drivers to take a road test.
The couple agreed to close their N&Y Professional Service Line driving school in Sunset Park and reimburse the government $175,000.
They are set to be sentenced on Jan. 4.
The scheme began in 2001.
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