Soong-Young Park, a South Korean national and northern New Jersey resident who authorities say ran a multi-state scheme that provided fake driver’s licenses and other documents to people in the country illegally, was sentenced to Federal prison on May 7, 2013.
The 58-year-old was one of nearly two dozen people charged in June 2012. The U.S. attorney’s office alleged Park obtained blank immigration forms that were then filled out with customers’ personal information and used to procure driver’s licenses and other forms of identification; the ring also produced counterfeit documents including passports. (1)
The U.S. Attorney said the ring leader was Park, who allegedly had a confederate in California who was able to steal genuine immigration forms from a federal warehouse. The forms were called I-797s and were used to make copies with font styles used by the government, prosecutors said.
Park was sentenced to 96 months and ordered to forfeit $1.2 million USD.
On August 29, 2014, Soong-Young Park BOP Register Number 63113-112 was successfully treaty transferred back to South Korea. (2)