An employee of the Registry of Motor Vehicles in Watertown was arrested on Nov. 16 on charges of bribery and corruption, according to federal immigration authorities.
Adriana Ferreira will appear in Suffolk Superior Court later today on charges of bribery, corruption and larceny, according the federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency.
Ferreira, a naturalized U.S. citizen was arrested by State Police detecetives and ICE agents in Watertown.
Authorities believe she was defrauding illegal immigrants by offerring them a driver's license in exchange for $2,000, according to ICE. However, those asking for such a license never received them. Ferreira also claimed to have a contact at ICE that could delay deportations in exchange for a fee, according to ICE. Authorities began investigating Ferreira in March of 2011.
Stay tuned for more updates to this story as more information becomes available.