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Former Va. DMV employee sentenced in fake ID case

Sunday - 4/8/2012, 5:04pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - A former Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles employee has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison for his role in a fake identification scheme.

The U.S. attorney's office says 24-year-old Roberto Lainez of Chesterfield County accepted bribes in exchange for illegally issuing at least 25 driver's licenses to illegal aliens in the Richmond area. He pleaded guilty to two charges in January and was sentenced Friday.

Five others have involved in the conspiracy have pleaded guilty. One of them is Cynthia Salamanca of Richmond, who paid thousands of dollars in bribes to Lainez to obtain the driver's licenses for her illegal alien customers. She has been sentenced to 14 years, three months in prison.


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