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Former DPS employee convicted of selling licenses

Former DPS employee convicted of selling licenses
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Friday, May 6, 2011 - 6:16pm

MCALLEN — Authorities say a former Texas Department of Public Safety employee and four co-conspirators have pleaded guilty to unlawfully providing Texas driver's licenses for cash.

U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno said in a news release that 32-year-old Maritza De Leon of McAllen, a former DPS employee with the driver's licensing bureau, along with four co-conspirators admitted Friday to working together to provide a driver's license to a person under an assumed name for money.

The five were indicted in March. Each entered guilty pleas Friday to one count relating to one of the unauthorized issuances of a driver's license for cash as alleged in the indictment.

Each faces a punishment of not more than 15 years and a possible fine of up to $250,000 at sentencing, which is set for July.

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