A former Utah Driver License Division employee has been charged with issuing fraudulent driver licenses to undocumented immigrants.
Evevia Nez, 47, of Kearns, was charged Thursday in 3rd District Court with four counts of receiving or soliciting a bribe, all third-degree felonies. She issued more than 50 licenses in 2008 and 2009, according to court documents.
The undocumented immigrants paid a co-defendant in the case, Pablino Gómez-Plancarte, $1,500 for help obtaining the licenses, according to court documents. Gómez-Plancarte would then take them to a DMV location where Nez took their photographs and issued the licenses, the charges state. The woman received $150 for each license, according to court documents.