A task force headed up by the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office was created to investigate the issuance of Florida driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. These immigrants all showed fraudulent passports and/or U.S.I-94 forms as identity and proof of presence in the United States to the DMV.
The Florida DMV employees have been charged with driver’s license fraud, official misconduct, unlawful compensation and computer crimes. Each of those four felonies carries a maximum sentence of five years Florida State Prison. An affidavit from the Florida Highway Patrol states that the employees were paid for their role in this illegal scheme and were fired on Friday.
Delray Beach: 5 accused of issuing fake driver’s licenses, South Florida Sun Sentinel, May 30, 2009
Five DMV employees arrested in driver’s license fraud, South Florida Sun Sentinel, May 29, 2009
Contact a Delray Beach criminal defense attorney if you have been arrested and charged with fraud or other crimes.