Revere Man Arrested For Conspiring To Distribute Fake IDs

Federal authorities have arrested a Revere man they say was part of a conspiracy to make and distribute fake IDs.

Authorities say 52-year-old Leonel Sanchez bribed an employee of the Registry of Motor Vehicles in connection with a scheme to issue Massachusetts driver's licenses to people with legitimate Puerto Rican identification documents that did not belong to them.

Investigators say the scheme took place from December 2012 until Jan uary.

The arrest is the most recent development in investigations involving identity theft and public corruption at the Registry. The Registry employee was not named.

It could not be determined if Sanchez had a lawyer.

This program aired on November 15, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.


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