State prosecutors say a former New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission clerk has been sentenced to four years in prison for her role in a ring that illegally sold driver licenses.

Twenty-nine-year-old Laquanda Murray of Newark must serve two years of the term imposed Wednesday before she becomes eligible for parole. She also will be barred from public employment in New Jersey.

Murray, who worked in the MVC's East Orange office, pleaded guilty in May to charges of conspiracy and tampering with public records or information. She admitted that between November 2008 and March 2009, she conspired to sell digital driver's licenses to people who didn't have all the required identification.

Murray was among 40 people accused of roles in the ring, which sold licenses for 2,500 to $7,000 apiece.

 

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