Y’know, I’ve always felt that some of the folks that were running the DMV should be arrested. I didn’t, however, expect that the FBI would raid the Georgetown DMV, arresting several people in the location this afternoon. It’s not clear right now if the arrestees are employees of the DMV or members of the public at this time. The District’s website is only saying “law enforcement activities” took place in the facility.
More details as they’re revealed.
[Update 4:39pm] NBC 4 is reporting that it was an identity for sale scheme to sell people DC Drivers Licenses. ABC 7 is reporting that the sale of licenses has been going on for over a year, but that it was found by intradepartmental investigation. Normally, this would’ve been a DC Police matter, but I suspect the nature of ID Fraud puts it square under the FBI’s jurisdiction. Janis Hazel from the DMV responded to our email, to let us know that one person, a DMV employee was arrested, as well as a few other individuals detained.
Hazel also says that the Georgetown location will reopen for business tomorrow at its normal hours.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs