A broker for a large black market ring in New Jersey that illegally sold digital driver licenses issued by the state has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Forty-four-year-old Hildeberto Salinas of Carlstadt was also fined $20,000 as part of the sentence imposed Friday. He had pleaded guilty last month to bribery and conspiracy charges.
Salinas said he brokered sales of licenses issued out of the state's Motor Vehicle Agency in Lodi. The licenses were sold to those who did not have the necessary identification to legally obtain a driver's license.
Salinas was among 40 people accused of roles in the widespread ring. Officials have said the licenses were sold for $2,500 to $7,000 apiece, with the clerks and the brokers splitting the money.
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Published at 3:30 PM EDT on Apr 28, 2012
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