Ex-state employees, illegal alien plead guilty to identity theft
Published: August 21,2014
Tags: bench, court, crime, driver's license, Gregory K. Davis, guilty, identity theft, illegal immigrant, immigration, Jose Matel Rivera, judge, justice, Keith Starrett, law, legal, Lorena Gomez, Mississippi Department of Public Safety, plea, social security card, U.S. Attorney, U.S. District Court, Yolanda Jean Perkins
HATTIESBURG — Two former Mississippi Department of Public Safety employees and a man have pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit identity theft.
U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis, in a news release, said 48-year-old Yolanda Jean Perkins and 33-year-old Lorena Gomez, both of Laurel, and 32-year-old Jose Martel Rivera, a Mexican native living in the country illegally, all pleaded guilty.
Davis says the conspiracy involved the sale by Gomez and Rivera of authentic Texas birth certificates with matching social security cards, and the subsequent purchase of Mississippi drivers’ licenses and state IDs, with the assistance of Perkins, who worked at the Laurel driver’s license bureau.
U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett set sentencing for Oct. 27. The maximum penalty is 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- JOSH MABUS — Inbound marketing is fueled by wishful thinking
- (UPDATE) Prison won’t interrupt ex-prison chief’s retirement cash flow
- Kemper plant employee gag order continued
- 2014 a good year for filmmaking in Mississippi
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- MARTIN WILLOUGHBY — Doug Dale’s self-awareness helps lift him to top of his game
- Ex-prison boss and businessman admit to bribery scheme
- WRESTLING SUCCESS — Ted DiBiase Jr. leaves ring to become entrepreneur
- ASA postmortem: industrial recruiting is a constant cycle of death and life