Ringleader sentenced for driver's license fraud

Ken Li, 34, of Brooklyn, N.Y., has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison by U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten in Atlanta. Li, with the help of others who were also convicted in the scheme, attracted illegal immigrants through ads in Chinese language newspapers. They would meet in Atlanta parking lots and then be taken to driver's license bureaus in Colquitt or Thomasville where an examiner, being paid $500 for each illegal license, would issue the licenses without requiring any proper documentation, federal prosecutors said.

Georgia Department of Driver Services records indicate that approximately 300 licenses were fraudulently issued during the conspiracy. Three of Li's co-conspirators were previously sentenced. This includes former DDS examiner Cleveland Spencer, 47, of Thomasville, who was sent to federal prison for two years, prosecutors said