A Sterling couple was indicted today by a federal grand jury on charges on conspiracy and bribery for soliciting cash from undocumented aliens to help them obtain DMV documents.
Jose Calderon and Noemi Barboza, both 42, face a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted of charges of conspiracy and bribery of an employee of a state agency receiving federal assistance.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the couple carried out this scheme from September 2007 to July 2010. Once the couple collected the cash, prosecutors said they provided a DMV employee a portion of the money to falsely verify that the ineligible applicants had produced the necessary documentation to establish eligibility for issuance of the requested DMV documents.
Calderon and Barboza also accompanied ineligible applicants to the Fair Oaks Mall DMV Service Center in Fairfax and directed them to the DMV employee who had accepted bribes.
This case was investigated by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebeca H. Bellows is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.