Georgetown DMV raid nets 5 arrests

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In May 2003, two persons were arrested in a fraud scheme operated out of the now-closed K Street DMV branch in Northwest. Investigators estimated that scam cost the District between $200,000 and $400,000 in lost revenues.

Sherry J. McKnight pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from customers, whom she steered to DMV worker Tonette R. Cooks, who erased their parking fines and traffic violations from the agency’s computer system.

Cooks was sentenced to 18 months in prison, and McKnight was sentenced to 46 months in prison. Each was ordered to pay $200,000 restitution.

Miss Babers said the Georgetown branch, which was closed yesterday after the raid, will be open today.

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