PennDot worker and his brother accused of selling fake Pennsylvania IDs
By Robert Moran
Inquirer Staff Writer
A PennDot employee and his brother were indicted Thursday in connection with the alleged sale of fraudulent Pennsylvania identification cards.
A third man was indicted in an unrelated case for selling Social Security cards and birth certificates to people seeking bogus IDs, authorities said.
Roy G. Davila, 49, who worked at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Driver License Center at the Granite Run Mall in Delaware County, is charged with manufacturing fraudulent identification documents, extortion, and aggravated identity theft.
His brother Felix "Kuki" Davila, 35, is charged with making false statements to federal agents. Investigators said he told them he had not received cash payments from people on behalf of Roy Davila.
Felix Davila claimed he had received the cash payments from customers at the electronics store where he works.
In the other case, Rafael "Alberto" de la Rosa Duran, 40, is charged with selling real identification documents, including Social Security cards, to people trying to establish fake identifies.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard J. Zack, who is prosecuting the two cases, said Duran had no connection with the Davila brothers.
He declined to say how much the men allegedly received in cash for the illegal documents.
All three men are from Philadelphia, and the indictments are part of Operation Blind Spot, a federal investigation focused on corruption at PennDot and the creation of fraudulent IDs for illegal aliens, foreign nationals, and others.
More than 25 people have been arrested, including four PennDot employees, as part of the crackdown.
If convicted on all charges, Duran faces a combined 85 years in prison and a fine of up to $3 million.
Roy Davila faces a combined 37 years in prison and a maximum fine of $750,000. Felix Davila faces a maximum five years in prison and $250,000 fine.