A couple in Bucks County was sentenced last week for helping hundreds of out-of-state residents drive cars, buses and big rigs with fraudulent Pennsylvania licenses, the FBI reported.
Vitaliy Kroshnev, 49, and his wife Tatyana, 46, who live in the Richboro section of Northampton Township, owned and operated the “International Training Academy.” Between 2007 and 2010, the couple paid other people to let ITA clients use their home addresses as false proof of Pennsylvania residency.
ITA clients would submit the fake addresses to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to receive regular and commercial driver’s licenses.
The Kroshnevs pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce – and aiding and abetting the production of – an identification document without lawful authority. Vitaliy Kroshnev also pleaded guilty to making a material false statement.
Vitaliy Kroshnev was sentenced to 30 months in prison; Tatyana was sentenced to 24 months. U.S. District Court Judge Norma L. Shapiro also ordered a forfeiture money judgment of $445,450.