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State Employee Charged with Producing False Information Documents
July 18, 2012

BOSTON - An employee of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles was charged today in U.S. District Court with producing false driver’s licenses.

Vanessa Peguero, 27, of Leominster, was charged with producing a false identification document. It is alleged that from February 2010 through June 2012, Peguero issued Massachusetts’ driver’s licenses to individuals who presented legitimate Puerto Rican identity documents in an identity other than their own, to obtain Massachusetts’ driver’s licenses in order to conceal their true identities.

If convicted on these charges, Peguero faces up to 15 years imprisonment, to be followed by up to three years of supervised release and up to a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of the Homeland Security Investigations in Boston made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia M. Carris of Ortiz’s Public Corruption & Special Prosecutions Unit.

The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



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