Police have arrested four Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles clerks and two others suspected of selling false ID cards and driver’s licenses that were used by illegal immigrants to register to vote, authorities said.
The clerks, Annette Gracia, 37, of Boston; Kimberly Jordan, 33, of Randolph; David Brimage, 46, of Boston; and Evelyn Medina, 56, of Boston, are accused of accepting cash in exchange for genuine photo ID cards.
The two others arrested, Bivian Yohanny Brea, 41, of Boston; and a 32-year-old man who goes by the alias, “Flako,” are suspected of selling and distributing the licenses as well as stolen identities.
Flako is an illegal immigrant from the Dominican Republic, who was found to have a fake green card when he was arrested, according to federal prosecutors.
“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.
Prosecutors say Flako once sold a Puerto Rican birth certificate and a U.S. Social Security card for $900 to Brea who in turn sold the stolen identities for thousands of dollars
Brea would use counterfeit documents and stolen identities to fraudulently register her clients to vote in Boston. The clients would then use the stolen identities to receive driver’s licenses from the clerks at the Haymarket Registry of Motor Vehicles.
“Based on the limited information provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, it appears that none of these individuals have voted,” wrote Debra O’Malley, spokeswoman for the secretary of state, in an email.
Massachusetts state police began their investigation back in 2015 after receiving an anonymous letter alleging that there was a corrupt RMV worker selling stolen ID’s and driver’s licenses.