NJ man sentenced in Va. fake ID conspiracy

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A New Jersey man will spend 60 days in jail for his role in a Virginia-based fake identity operation.

Michael Delrio also must serve four months on home monitoring after he completes the jail term.

Delrio pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to commit identification document fraud. Media outlets report that the 20-year-old from Edison, New Jersey, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville.

Three co-defendants previously pleaded guilty to the same charge as well as aggravate identity theft. Federal prosecutors say they produced and sold more than 25,000 fake driver’s licenses out of a home they shared near the University of Virginia.

Prosecutors say DelRio was paid $15,000 to streamline a website for the fake ID business.

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