Four sentenced for selling fake driver's licenses

Prosecutors say Harikrishna Patel, 28, of Snellville, charged illegal aliens and others who did not qualify under state law up to $7,000 for Georgia driver's licenses. He sent them to the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services Lithonia center, where Shijuanna V. Cobb, 35,  Rickell M. Patterson, 32, and Angela Renee Read, 40, worked. Each of the illegal licenses they issued had the same surname, Patel, and various fake addresses.

Patel was sentenced to two years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. Cobb and Patterson received five months in prison followed by four months of home confinement and three years of supervised release. Read was sentenced to six months of house arrest. All four defendants plead guilty last year to conspiring to produce and distribute false identifications.

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