Thursday, April 10, 2008

Houston company ordered to stop selling fake licenses | - Houston Chronicle

re: R. G. Ratcliffe reports: "AUSTIN — The state has halted a Houston business from selling fake driver's licenses to immigrants that Attorney General Greg Abbott said gives "a false appearance of legitimacy on those who are in the United States illegally." /Abbott said 129th District Judge Grant Dorfman had issued a restraining order against Centro de Identificaciones and its owners: Guillermo R. Robles and Hernan C. Trujillo. Abbott said the driver's license sales violated the Texas Deceptive Trades Practices Act. /Each of the licenses sold for $225, Abbott said. He promised to obtain restitution for anyone harmed by the sales. / But Abbott declined to say whether his office would ask about the legal resident status of anyone applying for the restitution or whether his office would report anyone in the country illegally to federal immigration authorities. /"That's a different legal issue," Abbott said./ ...[snip]... / Abbott said people who bought the licenses were led to believe they were an international license that would allow them to drive in the United States and buy and sell vehicles..."...

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