2 More Mo. Defendants Plead Guilty in Fraud Scheme

6 years 2 weeks 5 days ago Wednesday, September 05 2012 Sep 5, 2012 Wednesday, September 05, 2012 9:19:28 PM CDT September 05, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A northwest Missouri brother and sister have pleaded guilty in a scheme to provide thousands of identity documents to illegal immigrants.

Twenty-five-year old Stephen Vanvacter, and his 22-year-old sister, Jessica Gonzalez, both of St. Joseph, pleaded guilty Friday and Tuesday, respectively.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports that a third defendant, 22-year-old Ranfe Adaias Hernandez-Flores of Carthage, is scheduled to change his plea on Oct. 15.

A total of 14 people are accused in a scheme to provide more than 3,500 Missouri driver's licenses from the St. Joseph License Office to illegal immigrants across the country. Prosecutors say they made more than $5 million between November 2009 and January 2012.

 

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