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Former DMV worker sentenced for fake-license fraud

A former state motor vehicle employee in Stevens Point has been sentenced to three years in a federal prison for selling driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

Prosecutors said 36-year-old Khue Xiong of Stevens Point made sure the immigrants were listed in the DMV's database as having residency status. He would then go into the state database and change their residency status.

Eric Silva, 38, found the illegal immigrants and offered them valid driver licenses for $1,000. For his role in the fraud, he was sentenced to one and a half years in prison.

Prosecutors said more than 70 fake licenses had been issued over a six-month period in 2009 and 2010. Four other men were charged in the case. Sebastian Vierya of Madison is serving a five-month sentence. Ricardo de Arcos of Marshfield was convicted by a jury in June, and is still waiting to be sentenced. Benito Saldana and Rolando Lima are still being sought.