Denny Russell Gomes, the Lodi resident who produced fraudulent drivers licenses at the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Stockton, was sentenced to 27 months in prison Monday by United States District Judge Frank Damrell Jr.
The 36-year-old Gomes will serve the sentence for creating false identification documents and committing aggravated identity theft. Gomes is not in custody and will self-surrender to authorities on September 27. Where he will serve his sentence will be determined in the next few weeks, said Lauren Horwood, spokesperson for the Department of Justice.
"Sometimes a defendant can request where he wants to go," she said. "It's up to the Bureau of Prisons to determine that."
Part of the former Motor Vehicle Field Representative's job duties included processing requests by customers to make changes to their driver's licenses. The drivers would the receive new licenses to reflect the changes.
Gomes admitted to making changes to official driving records to include false information at least 12 times between April 2007 and March 2008.