Skip to comments.8 charged in fake ID scheme in 2 states (VA&OH)
Posted on 03/12/2008 11:00:27 AM PDT by JZelle
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) Eight persons are charged with conspiring to obtain bogus Ohio identification cards for illegal immigrants in Virginia and elsewhere, a federal prosecutor said yesterday.
U.S. Attorney John L. Brownlee said the fraudulent IDs apparently were intended to help the illegal immigrants obtain employment and avoid deportation.
"There is no terrorism at all," Mr. Brownlee said. "This is an immigration case."
Four defendants are from Ohio: two employees of a state Bureau of Motor Vehicles office in Columbus and two interpreters who served as brokers for the conspiracy, according to an indictment handed up by a federal grand jury in Harrisonburg.
Three defendants from Virginia recruited illegals who were looking to purchase Puerto Rican birth certificates and matching Social Security cards, which were provided by defendant Luis M. Rosado-Rodriguez, 29, of Ponce, Puerto Rico, according to the indictment.
The recruiters sold the documents to the illegal immigrants and made arrangements for their travel to Ohio to obtain the illegal state IDs, the indictment says.
Mr. Brownlee said Ohio was chosen because Virginia has tightened procedures for obtaining IDs at its state-operated Department of Motor Vehicles offices since the 2001 terrorist attacks. Ohio's departments, in contrast, are franchises that can be obtained by individual state contractors.
The Ohio BMV in this case was managed by Nekeia Mack-Fuller, 29, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. She was charged along with a clerk, Michelle Eckerman, 27, of Canal Winchester, Ohio.
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This is an immigration case? I beg to differ. This is a criminal case involving illegal aliens, corrupt government workers and assorted other scumbags.
WTH is this DOJ boiler plate, “There is no terrorism at all,” Mr. Brownlee said. “This is an immigration case.”
How does this guy know that?
“Nekeia Mack-Fuller, 29, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio”
This is regretable enforcement on their part.
Meanwhile I remember decades ago when LEOs got tough on kids with fake IDs they were obtaining just to get the beer that their peers could formerly buy at age 18.
Those kids were told just how much trouble they were in for obtaining a falsified identity to get into a dance club or to go see a concert.
Our government has failed us. The invasion has approval from the State.
The corruption from within continues.
I hope this doesn’t catch on, I’d hate to see what would happen if 20 million other illegals started trying to get fake i.d.
Oh, in Los Angeles dozens of illegals show up for jury duty each day......
(and those lists are culled from the voting rolls)
Ok here it goes... I work at a local business a multi million business and I handle all our tags/paperwork I have used this BMV to handle all my paperwork and will continue to use this BMV if they dont shut it down. Jennifer is a very nice person and I will not take our business else where. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting both Nekeia and Michelle and even though I DO NOT believe in what they did deep down they are very nice and good people and they have made a mistake.(yes a huge mistake) but they are good people please dont call them trash.