ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A former notary public who helped hundreds of illegal immigrants get New Mexico driver's licenses as part of a huge license fraud ring has pleaded guilty.
Veronica Diaz of Portales pled guilty to 12 counts of forgery, and 32 counts of conspiracy along with several other charges.
A judge then suspended her 70-year prison sentence as part of her promise to testify against the ring leaders of the scheme who remain on the run.
If Diaz doesn't hold up her end of the bargain, she will be sent to prison.
Authorities say the ring took in $30,000 a month selling licenses to illegal immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, Brazil, Guatemala, Uruguay and Honduras.
Diaz was key in the operations because she notarized documents so they appeared official to the MVD.
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