Ex-driver's license examiners charged

ATLANTA - Four former driver's license examiners are among six people accused of a scheme to issue licenses to illegal immigrants in exchange for thousands of dollars.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday that a federal grand jury charged 33-year-old Shijuanna V. Cobb of Ellenwood, 31-year-old Rickell M. Patterson of Covington, 38-year-old Angela R. Read of Lithonia and 23-year-old Chardye M. Lloyd of Conyers with conspiracy to commit identify fraud.

Officials say they issued 136 illegal licenses from the state Department of Driver Services in Lithonia.

Also indicted were 48-year-old Satishkumar B. Patel of Nashville, Tenn., and Harikrishna A. Patel of Snellville, a 26-year-old accused of charging immigrants $7,000 to $8,000 for licenses.

 

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