Aug 8, 2017
Corrupt government workers in Massachusetts were busted by the FBI earlier this week for selling state-issued driver’s licenses to illegal aliens, many of which were later used to vote in the greater Boston metropolitan area.
According to Judicial Watch, the Department of Justice confirmed the sale of the driver’s licenses to undocumented individuals throughout New England, adding that the false identities and addresses were used to vote in recent elections.
The scam was orchestrated by at least four individuals employed at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), and involved outside operatives who linked the public workers with those seeking the fake identification.
The ring was eventually uncovered after someone sent an anonymous tip to local law enforcement in October of 2015.
State officials say the scheme involved a document dealer who sold Puerto Rican birth certificates on the black market. That document was then brought to the Massachusetts RMV where they were issued driver’s licenses without proper background checks.
“These clients included illegal aliens, individuals who were previously deported, and an individual who admitted to previously facing drug charges,” said a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.
The case is the most recent example of widespread voter fraud throughout the country. President Trump has made cracking down on illegal registration a top priority for his administration, creating a Voter Task Force to fight back against these crimes.
Govt Employees Arrested for Allegedly Selling False IDs to Illegal Aliens for Voter Fraud
(CNSNews.com) — Federal authorities arrested six persons last week involved in an apparent scheme to produce false identification documents through the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), some of which were then used as ID to illegally vote in Boston, reported Judicial Watch.
Four RMV employees were arrested along with a document vendor and document dealer for allegedly conspiring to providePuerto Rico licenses and official state ID cards to illegal immigrants in exchange for cash. In some cases, the false identities and addresses that the perpetrators sold were used to fraudulently register to vote in the state of Massachusetts.
The identity theft operation was uncovered in 2015 when Massachusetts State Police received an anonymous letter alleging that an RMV employee was selling stolen identifications and drivers’ licenses.
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According to the Department of Justice website in Massachusetts, the document dealer sold a Puerto Rican birth certificates and U.S. Social Security cards to the document vendor for $900 who then sold the stolen identities for over $2,000 to clients seeking false identities in Massachusetts.
Illegal aliens, individuals that have been previously deported, and individuals who have admitted to facing drug charges were among the document vendor’s customer list.
Once the false identity was purchased and registered to vote in the City of Boston, the corrupt RMV workers would accept cash to issue Massachusetts drivers licenses and ID cards.
For additional cash, the RMV employees would also run Social Security number audits on RMV software to confirm that the stolen identities the clients were stealing actually belonged to verifiable individuals.
The six individuals were charged with aggravated identity theft, which provides for a mandatory minimum of two years in prison.