A massive Korean fraud ring has been arrested on Wednesday for
their alleged involvement in a scheme to fraudulently obtain driver's licenses
from undocumented individuals.
The Korean ring has received relevant documents from employees of
the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services(USCIS) and made fake documents
A Korean fraud ring was charged with driver's licenses fraud
According to the
investigations conducted by
the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI, 22 people have been charged
with providing driver's licenses with creating the counterfeit documents in six
states including California, New Jersey, New York, Nevada and Virginia as well
Young Kyu Park, 56, in L.A., other 20 Koreans and two employees of
USCIS, seventeen people have been
arrested for their alleged involvement in driver's license fraud and five are
wanted by police for fraud.
According to the bill of indictment, Young Kyu Park has received
the I-797 forms from two employees of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services warehouse in Montclair, California.
He made fake documents which was filled the original forms out
with information of Korean illegal immigrants from South Korea.
the Park ring helped illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses through the
counterfeit documents and provide fake student visas, utility bills and bank
Customers allegedly paid fees of $3,000 to $4,500 for the service
which creates counterfeit documents for illegal immigrants.
According to the authorities, the ring has attracted illegal
immigrants who need driver's licenses posting advertisements on Korean
Newspapers or websites under the title of 'New Jersey Driver's License' and have
helped to issue as many as 700 driver's licenses.
The investigation revealed that Park's 56-years-old wife, Soon
Young Park, and Hanna Park, 29, laundered the money.
If Park is found guilty, he will be sentenced to 40 years in
prison and received a $250,000 fine.
Young Kyu Park, who is well known as Oscar Park in L.A. Korean
Community, has operated Essence Education and BCI Academy which are located on
Wilshire Boulevard in L.A. Koreatown.