As a result of a false license scheme uncovered by the Massachusetts State Police Compliance Unitand the Registry of Motor VehiclesAuditors, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office reported yesterday that indictments were returned against Jaaziel Dallacosta for producing false driver’s licenses, in violation of G.L. c. 90 § 24B, (5 counts), Attempted Falsification of a License, Bribery of a Public Official and Identity Theft.
Dallacosta was involved in a scam with a former Massachusetts Registry (RMV) clerk, who took money to produce false licenses. The former Registry clerk, Ahmed Siddiqui, of Framingham Massachusetts pled guilty in Superior Court to numerous charges related to the production of false licenses, bribery, and identity theft. He was sentenced to two and a half years in the House of Correction, six months to serve, with the balance suspended for a probationary period of three years.
Details of the false license scam are outlined in the Middlesex District Attorney’s Press Release. The Metrowest Daily news also reported the indictments.
Anyone who attempts to obtain a false Massachusetts Driver’s License is a fool. The Massachusetts State Police and Registry of Motor Vehicles use sophisticated facial recognition software and other means to detect identity fraud and false licenses. A conviction for a fraudulent license charge will result in an automatic license suspension. Also, providing false information to obtain a Massachusetts Driver’s License is also a crime which carries a mandatory and automatic license suspension upon conviction.