A Romulus man is accused of defrauding the U.S. Coast Guard.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Dennis Daniels, 69, of Romulus was charged with mail fraud and making a false document.
He’s accused of faking a letter saying that a captain was enrolled in a substance testing program while that wasn’t true. Prosecutors say that happened in 2017.
In January and February of this year, Daniels also allegedly taught a course for issuance of a Merchant Marine Credential (MMC) for an Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel license, with a 100-ton Masters upgrade.
His students failed those classes, according to prosecutors.
However, Daniels passed every single student in the class.
If convicted he faces upwards of 20 years in prison. Daniels appeared in court on Monday and was released.
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