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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Three Sentenced For Selling Unauthorized WV Licenses


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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Three men were sentenced for their role in a scheme to produce and sell unauthorized West Virginia driver’s licenses, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Jesse Antonio Garcia, 28, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 15 months in prison. He pled guilty in July 2014 to one count of Aiding and Abetting Unlawful Production of Identification Document.”

Marcos Hernandez Hernandez, 40, of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced to eight months in prison. He pled guilty in August 2014 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Unlawful Production of Identification Document.”

Kermit Miller, 61, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to three years of probation. He pled guilty in February 2014 to one count of “Conspiracy to Defraud in Connection with Identification Documents”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated.

U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

NOTE: This press release was on 11/20/2014 to reflect the fact that the driver's licenses in question were produced without authorization.

Updated January 7, 2015