Former DPS employee convicted of selling licenses
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.