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Jul 9, 2015 1:27 PM

Manchester man who helped immigrants get fake licenses released from prison


BRENTWOOD — A Manchester man has been freed from prison by a judge after serving three years for distributing fraudulent drivers licenses.

According to the Eagle Tribune, Adalberto Medina, 44, had served three years of a five- to 10-year state prison sentence when his attorney asked that his client be freed.

Judge David Anderson agreed and ruled that Medina should be released from prison because he is not a threat to the public and would not benefit from further incarceration.

Medina, a Dominican native, pleaded guilty in May 2012 to two counts of bribery and one count of conspiracy to commit bribery as part of an agreement with prosecutors. He was accused of conspiring in the illegal distribution of 69 fraudulent licenses to illegal immigrants and others through former Salem DMV clerk Donna Rockholt.

“I’m sorry,” Medina said. “I have a good family. I apologize for the mistake.”

Rockholt, sentenced at the same time as Medina, is now serving eight to 28 years in prison.


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