Department of Public Safety
Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2008
STATE POLICE ARREST
DRIVING SCHOOL OWNER FOR FORGERY
On 03/20/2008 at 9:00 a.m. Henry KRUSZEWSKI, the owner and operator of the Express Driving School in Stratford surrendered to State Police at Troop- G in Bridgeport. This arrest stems from an extensive State Police criminal Investigation that began in January of 2005 based on complaints that Express Driving School of Stratford was fraudulently obtaining Licenses from DMV for illegal Aliens.
In October of 2007, DMV while inspecting the License Applications of Students from the Express Driving School discovered what appeared to be possible counterfeit documents that would enable immigrants to obtain drivers licenses. This information was forwarded to State Police Detectives for criminal investigation.
State Police Detectives, assisted by the Motor Vehicle Review Unit and the Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department (ICE) conducted an extensive examination of hundreds of documents that were submitted by the Express Driving School and used to obtain drivers licenses.
The investigation revealed that there were a large number of drivers licenses issued to subjects using forged or counterfeit documents. Forms examined included documents denoting immigration status, student visa status, Social Security and school employment letters. State Police Detectives determined that the Driving School had submitted these forged documents to the DMV enabling illegal immigrants to obtain Connecticut drivers Licenses.
The investigation also revealed that Express Driving School was having immigrants complete all of the DMV required training and testing to obtain Connecticut Drivers licenses. However, it was also determined that the Driving School then submitted forged documents to the DMV stating that the Driving School Students were students of actual Colleges who have had their immigration status’s changed from Visitor Visa’s to Student Visa’s, thus allowing them to be eligible to obtain Connecticut Drivers Licenses.
Based on facts and circumstances developed by State Police investigators in this case with assist from MVD and ICE Search and Seizure Warrants were obtained for the Express Driving School 3272 Main St Stratford, Ct. and the Residence of the owner/operator, Henry Kruszewski 59-B East Broadway Milford, Ct. The warrants were executed on 01/24/2008. During the search hundreds of counterfeit and forged documents were seized.
State Police Detectives after complete examination of all evidence and interviewing numerous witnesses in this case submitted an arrest warrant application to Superior Court GA #2 for the arrest of the accused KRUSZEWSKI. The court issued the warrant and the accused voluntarily surrendered this morning.
This arrest was a cooperative multi agency investigative effort by State Police, Dept of Motor Vehicles and ICE.
ICE will pursue the case on a Federal Level when the CSP investigation is completed.
ARRESTED: Henry KRUSZEWSKI Age: 57
59B East Broadway, Milford, CT.
CHARGES: CORA (Corrupt Organization & Racketeering Activity) (1 Count)
Forgery 2nd Degree (50 Counts)
COURT: 03/20/2008 – GA#2 Bridgeport
The accused was released from custody after posting $500,000 bond and he will appear in Superior Court on April 3rd GA #2 Bridgeport.
Lt. J. Paul Vance