Butler County Times Gazette
  • Former St. Joseph license office employee indicted

  • A former employee of a St. Joseph fee office is among the latest three people indicted in a conspiracy to provide identification documents to illegal immigrants.
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  • A former employee of a St. Joseph fee office is among the latest three people indicted in a conspiracy to provide identification documents to illegal immigrants.
    An indictment unsealed this week alleges that fraudulently obtained birth certificates and Social Security cards in the names of others were used to help illegal immigrants obtain Missouri identification cards and driver's licenses.
    The fee office employee is accused of accepting documents he wasn't supposed to accept. Also newly indicted is a St. Joseph couple accused of escorting illegal immigrants to the fee office under the guise of serving as translators. But authorities said they were actually there to coach the illegal immigrants on how to illegally obtain identification documents.
    A Liberal, Kan., man and another man from St. Joseph were indicted in August.

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