Detroit man sentenced in fake-CDL operation

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A U.S. District Court has sentenced a Detroit man to a year in prison for helping the sale of fake driver’s licenses, including CDLs. Andre Donaldson, 34, was sentenced April 10 after pleading guilty to the felony charge in January. According to prosecutors, Donaldson referred people who wanted fake licenses to Regjean Welch, 26, a former employee of the Michigan Department of State.

For $100 to $500 each, Welch provided fake licenses without requiring a written test, proof of residency or valid identification, prosecutors said. Welch has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and is scheduled for sentencing in May. The FBI is part of the ongoing investigation.