May 19, 2008

Re: Department of Motor Voter Fraud?

Monique Chartier

Updating Marc's post of last October, a federal Grand Jury has indicted former RI DMV clerk Dolores Rodriguez-LaFlamme on twelve counts. From today's Providence Journal:

The 12-count indictment, jointly announced in a news release today by U.S. Attorney Robert Clark Corrente and Rhode Island State Police Superintendent, Col. Brendan P. Doherty, was returned by the grand jury May 14 and charges LaFlamme with producing fraudulent licenses that were sold to individuals ineligible to legally obtain them.

LaFlamme, 40, who worked in the Pawtucket office of the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles, pleaded not guilty to the charges on May 15 before Magistrate Judge David L. Martin, who ordered her detained.

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The indictment charges one count of conspiracy, six counts of fraudulently producing identification documents affecting interstate commerce, and five counts of fraudulently using another person’s identity.

As of last October, some but not all of the licenses sold by Ms. Rodrigues-LaFlamme have been accounted for.

The clerks had sent the licenses to dozens of illegal immigrants and suspected drug dealers who’d paid middlemen between $2,500 to $3,000 apiece to conceal their identity with a valid license, according to the state police. Some of the “customers” have since been rearrested on drug charges in various states — where their true identity was revealed by fingerprints — but others are on the run.

As the state police search for the suspects, they are still trying to determine how the licenses were used — whether used in financial transactions, to buy guns, or exchanged in a different state for another license. In several cases, the licenses were used by people who’d been deported and illegally reentered, or who were wanted on drug warrants.

Anastacio Segura, 34, who also uses Martinez as his surname, was found at a work site in Boston Wednesday night with a fake Rhode Island license, said state police Capt. Stephen Lynch. He’d already been deported to Mexico, but had illegally reentered the country, Lynch said. Daniel Liranzo, 41, was arrested yesterday in New York City with a falsified Rhode Island license, Lynch said. Now, both Liranzo and Segura are being held for deportation. The two clerks, one of the alleged middlemen, and eight other alleged customers were also charged this week.

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In 1981 in Illinois the Chicago District Office of the INS arrested over 20 employees of the Secretary of State Department(same as MV Registry here)and shut down about 14 driving schools as the result of an investigation where an INS undercover agent infiltrated the operation.The Secty of State Police cooperated in the case.It was started by an investigative reporter who came to INS with the information.The same undercover agent worked with us here in RI to dismantle a Guatemalan smuggling ring that brought over 10,000 Central Americans to southern NE between 1973 and 1985.I was involved in both cases and all I can say is....everything old is new again.We are where Chicago was 25-30 years ago.

Posted by: joe bernstein at May 19, 2008 5:06 PM

Drivers Licenses to illegal immigrants Yes!

Posted by: arturo fernandez at May 19, 2008 7:55 PM

I voted 4 republicans 4 governor, because they run a tight-ship, making sure that people like Dolares are NOT hired, and if they are, we have good managers watching them,
Carcieri had the chance to replace Ted
Dolan (registra of motor vehicles)
Dolores was hired by a Republican Administration in 2000, and a GOP Administration keep her on the payroll for 6 more years (even though she had a deportation order against her.
Ted Dolan got "high praise from Carcieri at his retirement"
"your doing a great job teddy" G Bush

Posted by: Recoverin Republican at May 19, 2008 8:37 PM

... uh, yeah, Ms. Rodrigues-LaFlamme was real tight with Republicans. That's why she affiliated with and volunteered exclusively for Democrats.

From the Providence Journal:

"LaFlamme is well-known in the politically active Latino community in Providence...One is State Rep. Anastasia Williams, who said she is “devastated” by the news of LaFlamme’s arrest. They’re both members of the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Labor Council for Latin-American Advancement; Williams is chairwoman and LaFlamme is the treasurer....

LaFlamme has also been involved “with a lot of different [political] campaigns,” Williams said, including for Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline, the campaign of U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and for Providence City Councilman Nicholas Narducci Jr. (Whitehouse and Cicilline didn’t return calls last night.)

...LaFlamme ran unsuccessfully for Democrat Ward 4 Committee, promising “A New Beginning.” She also volunteered for a neighborhood crime watch, neighborhood cleanups, Williams said, and with “every community — the Italian community, the Latino community, the African-American community.”"

Posted by: Monique at May 19, 2008 10:07 PM

Did any Democrats, blame Bush Sr, for hiring Janet Reno ? .... NO ...NO

DOLORES RODRIGUEZ-LAFLAMME was hired by a Republican administration in 2000, then keep on the job,by Don Carcieri (THE BUCK STOPS THERE)
Even though there was a deportation order against her,

She could have been offered one of Don's
Carcieri's...$ 105.00 per hour typist jobs, but refused ? because Ted Dolan, (Don Carcieri's FRIEND at the Registry
and Triple-Pension Dipper, had a better deal for her)

Recoverin Republican

Posted by: Recoverin Republican at May 19, 2008 11:56 PM
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