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Corrupt RMV worker sentenced

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A corrupt Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles worker who had been under the eye of FOX Undercover and later arrested was sentenced this week to three years in prison.
 
Adriana Ferreira, known within the Brazilian community as a notario, or legal advisor, boasted she could work the system for immigrants in exchange for thousands in bribes.
 
She was captured by FOX Undercover's hidden camera at her most recent job working as a clerk at the Watertown branch of the RMV. It turns out we weren't the only ones investigating her.
 
Last November, Mass. State Police and federal agents arrested her outside the Watertown RMV office, a scene captured exclusively by FOX 25.
 
Prosecutors now say Ferreira used her position at the RMV and also a previous job in the clerk's office of Brighton District Court to find her victims.
 
She's charged with promising five people she could deliver assistance, either by obtaining drivers' licenses or making immigration cases disappear, in return for cash bribes.
 
She could do neither, though, and when victims complained, prosecutors say she threatened to have them deported. She pleaded guilty earlier this week to seven counts of accepting a gratuity as a public employee as well as numerous larceny charges.
 
After her three-year sentence, she must serve eight years of probation.
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