Man pleads guilty in cash for driver's licenses scheme

| 3/27/2007

An alleged middleman has pleaded guilty for his part in a scheme to pay Michigan state employees for more than 100 driver's licenses.

According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Mohamed Abdulla Saleh pleaded guilty March 15 to one count of identification document fraud in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

Saleh was indicted Jan. 10 for being a middleman in the alleged scheme. According to the news release, Saleh collected $300 from customers and then paid Michigan Secretary of State employees for issued licenses without requiring them to take written driver's tests.

The FBI's investigation into the identification scheme is ongoing, the release stated.

"The Secretary of State's office is in the process of cancelling some of the licenses," the release read.