Troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Compliance Unit, along with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigated and successfully prosecuted a corrupt Registry clerk who was accepting bribes and altering driver’s licenses. The Clerk worked at the Watertown and Framingham Registry Branches.
The false license investigation resulted in a successful prosecution and today, in Middlesex Superior Court, Ahmed Siddiqui, 31, of Framingham pled guilty to 10 counts of falsification of a Massachusetts Driver’s License and one count of each of attempting to produce a false Mass. driver’s license, bribery of a public official, and identity theft. Siddiqui was sentenced to 2.5 years in the Middlesex House of Correction, with 6 months to serve and 3 years of supervised probation. Falsification of a Mass. License is a felony.
Siddiqui’s false license convictions will result in the automatic suspension of his driver’s license for one year, as a false license conviction is one of the approximately 65 ways to lose your right to drive in Massachusetts.
Several desperate people have asked me about “buying” a license. It’s next to impossible and anyone who procures such a license is bound to get caught. The Registry uses cutting edge facial recognition software and other effective methods to detect false licenses. If your right to operate is suspended or revoked, the best course of action is to work within the Massachusetts hardship license system to get a hardship license or shorten your suspension or revocation period.