New York Post reports

    He wants real jail time for fake-ID peddlers.

    State Sen. José Peralta (D-Queens) is proposing a measure to make the punishment for selling a phony ID comparable to the one for actually forging it.

    Low-level street hustlers selling the fakes would face higher felony jail terms of five to 15 years in prison, up from only 2 1/2 years now, if his bill passes.

    “Fake IDs are really at the heart of a number of criminal enterprises,” he said.

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    Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 12:09