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PHILADELPHIA -Twenty-two individuals have been charged with using fake identities to obtain Pennsylvania driver's licenses.

Attorney General Tom Corbett said the investigation was sparked after Eugene Cobbs fled a downed aircraft that was carrying a quarter ton of cocaine. Cobbs allegedly walked away from the wreckage and checked into a motel using a Pennsylvania driver's license in the name of Marquis T. Munroe.

Corbett said that after an investigation by the Office of Inspector General the case was referred to the Attorney General's Office. Evidence and testimony regarding the case was presented before a statewide investigating grand jury, which recommended the charges being filed today.

Corbett noted that the investigation, which is ongoing, has revealed that many individuals obtaining fraudulent Pennsylvania driver's licenses have extensive and dangerous criminal histories.

"Obtaining a driver's license not only makes it legal for a person to drive, it serves as their primary form of photo identification," Corbett said. "A fake ID is a tool of the criminal trade that allows criminal activity to continue without detection by police."

According to agents, a majority of fraudulent names are the names of minor children of welfare recipients, some of whom may have sold their children's social security information and name for profit.

"September 11th changed the way we look at personal identification," Corbett said. "There is much higher scrutiny now and we will continue to arrest those who maliciously obtain Pennsylvania driver's licenses for the purpose of hiding their true identity."

Eugene Cobbs a.k.a. Marquis Munroe

Corbett said that Cobbs was the person who ultimately sparked this investigation after he fled a downed aircraft in Wheeling, West Virginia on Dec. 20, 2004. Agents investigating the plane crash recovered over 500 pounds of cocaine with a street value of $24 million from the plane. Cocaine was located in the nose compartment of the plane as well as disguised as wrapped Christmas presents.

Cobbs left the motel before he could be apprehended; he is currently still at large and is known to use several aliases. He has been known to frequent Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Manhattan.

The grand jury found that Eugene Cobbs received a fake driver's license after supplying fraudulent information in the name of Marquis Tracy Munroe. Munroe was born in 1995 and according to testimony; his social security number and name were stolen and used without permission.

Agents said that Cobbs used a counterfeit Arkansas birth certificate and social security card and a fraudulent letter from the Social Security Administration to acquire his fraudulent license in Munroes' name.

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Eugene Cobbs, who police said crashed a plane carrying millions worth of drugs was arrested in a gated Mexican community living a comfortable life.After a four-year search, U.S. marshals arrested Eugene Cobbs, 37, on suspicion of trying to transport 520 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $20 million.
Officials found the drugs in 2004 after discovering plane wreckage near the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport in 2004.The National Transportation Safety Board's report said the pilot attempted a night landing on a taxiway in front of the control tower, which was closed at the time. The airplane then overran the end of the taxiway, rolled down an embankment and struck trees.A witness said he took the pilot to a local hotel after the crash, and it is believed that after a night's rest, the pilot fled the area.Investigators said they believe Cobbs was flying the plane to Philadelphia when it went down.Deputy U.S. Marshal Alex Neville said, “In my 17 years with the United States Marshals Service, that’s the largest amount that I’ve even dealt with in a fugitive investigation.”Marshals said the search for Cobbs started in the Valley, led them from coast-to-coast, and ultimately ended in Mexico.Cobbs was living illegally in Mexico in a gated, exclusive community in Guadalajara, something that helped police make the arrest, Neville said.

A four-year search
After years of chasing leads, federal marshals and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration tracked him last spring to Valle Real, an exclusive, gated community outside of Guadalajara, where he was living with his Mexican wife and child.

Mr. Cobbs, a U.S. citizen who has used as many as five aliases supported by fake documents, was in Mexico illegally.

Mexican immigration authorities arrested him on Dec. 5 without a fight. He was extradited to Houston and then brought to West Virginia.

The U.S. attorney's office in Wheeling would not comment on the case, nor would the DEA. Mr. Cobbs' public defender did not return a call, and most of his court records are sealed.

But as they do in most federal drug cases, prosecutors are seeking a plea and trying to secure Mr. Cobbs' cooperation against others involved in the case, whoever and wherever they are. In his scheduling order, the judge set March 10 as the due date for any plea and a trial date for March 17.

No one else has been charged in the case, which involves agents in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Chicago and possibly other cities. Mr. Cobbs certainly got around. In addition to those cities and Guadalajara, agents say he was known to frequent Las Vegas and Manhattan.


Eugene Cobbs is set to go before a federal judge.
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WHEELING -- The man accused of crashing a plane carrying hundreds of pounds of cocaine at the Ohio County airport five years ago will have his day before a federal judge next week.
Eugene Cobbs was caught last December after years on the run from federal authorities.

Cobbs fled the scene of the crash in 2004 and was found living a lavish lifestyle in Mexico.

His trial is set for a week from today before Judge Frederick Stamp in federal court in Wheeling

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