Four state Registry of Motor Vehicle (RMV) employees and two others conspired to give false IDs to illegal immigrants, some of which were used to register to vote.
All six were employees at the RMV.
“The RMV finds the alleged criminal and fraudulent actions of these individuals to be troubling and intolerable and has also taken immediate steps to suspend the credentials allegedly fraudulently obtained as part of this enterprise,” Erin Deveney, the registrar of the RMV, said in a statement according to the Boston Herald.
Evelyn Medina, 56, of Boston; Annette Gracia, 37, of Boston; Kimberly Jordan, 33, of Randolph; David Brimage, 46, of Boston; Bivian Yohanny Brea, 41, of Boston; and a 32-year-old man identified as John Doe — who goes by “Flako,” among other aliases — were arrested for their role in the alleged scheme.
This is from the DoJ:
Evelyn Medina, 56, of Boston; Annette Gracia, 37, of Boston; Kimberly Jordan, 33, of Randolph; David Brimage, 46, of Boston; Bivian Yohanny Brea, 41, of Boston; and John Doe, a/k/a Flako, a/k/a Miguel, a/k/a Pablo D. Gonzalez Lopez, a/k/a Rafael R. Bonano, 32, whose identity and nationality has yet to be determined, were charged today in federal court in Boston with aggravated identity theft. The defendants are expected to appear in federal court this afternoon.
Flako, who according to authorities, as reported by the Boston Herald, is an illegal immigrant from the Dominican Republic. He was the only person held after yesterday’s hearing. When he was arrested, he had a fake green card, according to prosecutors. ICE has a detainer out on Flako.
Flako sounds like cartel.
“His role in the scheme caused a number of false Massachusetts identifications and licenses to be issued, as well as false voter registrations,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia M. Carris. “His role was the document dealer.”
The Boston Herald says they don’t the recipients actually voted but admits they have very limited information.
This investigation to catch only six began in 2015. The only reason they knew was because of an anonymous tip.