“Clearly, the federal immigration system is broken, and that leaves state and local officials holding the bag, so to speak,” Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said when he was asked if the driver’s licenses were for people in the country illegally.
A driver’s license examiner is accused of taking bribes to make driver’s licenses for people who could not legally obtain them.
Johnson County investigators said Samantha Moore, 28, worked at the license office in Mission. She is accused of taking $2,500 each to make licenses for dozens of people.
“That was the purpose of this conspiracy — to allow people who would not be able to get a driver’s license to obtain one,” Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said.
Moore is in the Johnson County Jail and faces 51 felonies. Howe said the scheme has impacted the entire region.