Staff report 2:27 p.m. CST, November 14, 2011
Two people who administered road tests for the Illinois Secretary of State’s office were charged with giving passing marks to unqualified drivers or passing people who did not even take a road test in exchange for cash, federal officials said today.
Christopher Wardlaw, 36, and Alanda Jackson, 31, both of Chicago were named in indictments that were unsealed today in U.S. District Court, officials said.
The pair were charged as part of a 2009 investigation that focused on a crime ring that sold fake identification documents in Chinatown. The two allegedly pocketed a total of $40,000 in exchange for passing the people.
Wardlaw and Jackson worked as test examiners at the Secretary of State’s Chicago South Facility, 9901 S. Martin Luther King Dr.