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Posted: 11/21/2008 3:03:14 AM EDT
Yeah, lets just let anyfuckingone drive commercial vehicles on our roads
these people NEED a lot more penalties than they are going to be getting

Illegal immigrants got driver’s licenses in Lithonia scheme
Four examiners charged after 136 immigrants get licenses without taking test
MARY LOU PICKEL
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 20, 2008
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/11/20/illegal_immigrants_license_scheme.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_newstab
Four former driver’s license examiners who worked in Lithonia have been indicted in a scheme to issue more than 130 licenses to illegal immigrants. Two of the examiners also obtained false commercial driver’s licenses and landed jobs driving MARTA buses, according to an indictment from a federal grand jury.

Former examiners Shijuanna Cobb, 33, of Ellenwood, Rickell Patterson, 31, of Covington, Angela Read, 38, of Lithonia and Chardye Lloyd, 23, of Conyers were arrested Wednesday and arraigned before a U.S. magistrate judge in Atlanta, according to a statement issued by David Nahmias, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.

The four examiners were charged with identity theft and conspiracy to commit fraud, related to issuing licenses for the illegal immigrants. The four also were charged separately with conspiracy to transfer false identification related to a handful of commercial driver’s licenses.

Cobb and Read received their false commercial driver’s licenses in 2007 from their co-worker Patterson, according to the indictment. A third person who was not an examiner received a commercial license from Read in 2007. That man was not identified.

Cobb and Patterson manually typed passing scores into the man’s driving record, which allowed Read to issue him a commercial license, the indictment said.

All three later were hired by MARTA as bus drivers.

Cobb and Read were suspended Wednesday, said Andrea Coleman, a spokeswoman for MARTA. The third driver was suspended Thursday, and all three will be terminated, she said.

Cobb and Read were assigned to different routes, filling in where needed, Coleman said. They did not have fixed routes. The third person’s route was not identified.

MARTA had no way of knowing the commercial driver’s licenses were false, she said.

“We did all of our checks, and all of our systems worked,” Coleman said.

“It is standard and required procedure that every newly hired operator — whether they have a commercial driver’s license or not — receives 55 days of extensive training,” Coleman said in a statement.

The four license examiners worked out of the Lithonia office of the Department of Driver Services. They are alleged to have accepted cash for allowing 136 illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, according to Nahmias.

Two other men — Harikrishna Patel, 26, of Snellville, and Satishkumar Patel, 48, of Nashville — were also indicted. Harikrishna Patel charged illegal immigrants between $7,000 and $8,000 each to get a driver’s license in 2007, according to the U.S. Attorney’s statement.

One of the four examiners would issue the license without requiring the illegal immigrant to take a test or produce proof of legal residency in Georgia, Nahmias said. Georgia law requires legal presence in the United States in order to receive a license.

Satishkumar Patel, who operates a convenience store in Nashville, drove illegal immigrants from Nashville to Lithonia in 2007 to get licenses, according to the indictment. They would pay Harikrishna Patel and he would put them in touch with the Lithonia examiners. Three of the illegal immigrants were from India and worked in Patel’s store, the indictment stated.

The Department of Driver Services is canceling all of the licenses involved in the case, according to Nahmias. Three of the examiners left their positions with DDS in late 2007 or early 2008. The Department of Driver Services terminated Patterson in September 2008, Nahmias said.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 4:58:24 AM EDT
God damned illegal alien lovers, apologists, and enablers.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 5:13:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hmanjr:
God damned illegal alien lovers, apologists, and enablers.


Yeah, selling DLs to illegals is bad enough
selling CDLs...I'm thinking genital mutilation
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 10:01:26 AM EDT
About 10 years ago, Cook County Illinois was also involved in selling illegal/new immigrants CDL's with no testing.  This came to light when a Serbian/Croatian Yugoslavian illegally made a U-turn on US 62 in Hubbard, OH.  He turned into the path of several motorcyclist coming from Bike Night at Quaker steak and Lube in Sharon, PA, killing one (as I recall) and injuring several more.

The Highway Patrol was surprised that the driver had all of the CDL endorsements even though the driver was barely able to speak English.  (You have to know the Haz-Mat regulations and be able to read them.

He was released due to his having a valid Illinois CDL.  He skipped out on the charges and an investigation led to uncovering the fake CDL's.  The driver that caused the accident has never been brought to justice.

Why have things like this gone on for so long with no accountability or punishment to the govenmental people involved.

Gregor
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