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Four Chicago Defendants Arrested in Alleged Scheme to Aid Hundreds of Unqualified Drivers Obtain Licenses in Wisconsin

Four Chicago residents were charged in a criminal complaint of helping at least 600 people, most of them foreign nationals, fraudulently obtain regular and commercial driver's licenses in Wisconsin. The complaint by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois was unsealed in U.S. District Court in Chicago. The defendants allegedly received up to $2,000 to assist applicants, many of them foreign nationals, in obtaining motor vehicle or commercial driver's licenses in Wisconsin, even thought they did not live in that state and had not demonstrated adequate knowledge of commercial vehicles or the ability to operate them safely. The case, which is an expansion of a continuing investigation in driver's license fraud in Illinois, was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and OIG. Arrested were: Adam Babul, who was charged with conspiracy to make false statements; Rafal Maliszewski, accused of making false statements and conspiracy; Magdalena Jelic, also charged with conspiracy, and; Agnieszaka D. Gierula, who was charged with obstruction of justice.