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Suspects in driver's license scam appear in court

Workers accused of selling driver's licenses to illegal immigrants Workers accused of selling driver's licenses to illegal immigrants
Paige Teruya Paige Teruya

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two government workers accused of selling driver's licenses to illegal immigrants made their first court appearance Tuesday.

DMV instructor In Chan Park and clerk Paige Teruya entered not guilty pleas in federal court.

Prosecutors say park would charge a fee to immigrants who couldn't otherwise get a license.

They say Teruya was the one who put the false information into the DMV's system.

Both worked at the Dillingham office. Park's attorney says his client was tricked by an informant.

"Mister Park was entrapped by the United States government. How? They used a woman of the most unsavory sort to coerce him into doing things that otherwise would not have done," said attorney John Choi.

Both Park and Teruya face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

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