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Archive for Friday, August 6, 1999

KU STUDENT PLEADS GUILTY IN FAKE ID CASE

August 6, 1999

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Three friends on a fraternity trip to New Orleans didn't have of-age IDs, so Daniel Sailler made them fake ones showing they were 21 years old, the Kansas University student said Thursday in Douglas County District Court.

Sailler, 19, pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts of the unlawful use of a driver's license. He had been accused of dealing in false IDs, a felony that carries a maximum of 13 months in prison.

Police discovered the fake IDs during a burglary call in January at the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

District Judge Michael Malone will sentence Sailler on Sept. 16. Each unlawful ID count carries a maximum of one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

A 20-year-old KU student, John Jay Pickard, faces a Nov. 22 trial for allegedly dealing fake IDs from April 1 to 18 at the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity house.

The problem of fake IDs is one police and prosecutors continually face.

Police Sgt. George Wheeler said city sanitation workers found fake ID manufacturing equipment on Monday in the 900 block of Emery while picking up trash.

Police seized several Polaroid photographs of people standing in front a false sign "approximating a Louisiana driver's license," Wheeler said.

Police have no suspects but do have some leads from names found on items in the trash, the spokesman said.

-- Deb Gruver's phone message number is 832-7165. Her e-mail address is dgruver@ljworld.com.

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