A Kansas City, Kan., woman was sentenced Friday to a year in prison for bribing a state employee to obtain fraudulent driver’s licenses.
Shaylynn Kay Celedon, 33, was sentenced in Johnson County District Court where she pleaded guilty in November to illegal use of a driver’s license and two counts of bribery of a public official.
She was one of dozens of people charged in the case that revolved around a former driver’s license examiner at the Mission office of the Kansas Department of Revenue.
The former employee, Samantha Jo Moore, allegedly took thousands of dollars in bribes to issue fraudulent driver’s licenses.
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The case against Moore, 29, is pending. She is charged with 51 felonies.
Celedon was eligible for probation under Kansas sentencing guidelines, but prosecutors said that because she was a major participant in the case, she should be sentenced to prison.
Assistant District Attorney Jacob Gontesky had requested an 18-month prison sentence.