Georgia students plead guilty to fake-ID distribution charges

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

Two Georgia college students who masterminded a fake ID ring that made its way to Northwestern’s campus pleaded guilty last week to multiple felony charges.

University of Georgia student William Trosclair and former Gainesville State University student Tyler Ruby were each sentenced to 60-120 days in jail and five years probation after pleading guilty to charges that they manufactured and distributed false identification documents containing unauthorized government seals, the Athens Banner-Herald reported.

According to court records, Arvind Sekar (Weinberg ’13) distributed 38 fake IDs to students between April and September 2011. UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson told The Daily in August that Sekar was the “conduit” between the Georgia students and NU. Sekar was arraigned in September on nine felony counts of distribution of false documents.

(Updated: Nearly 50 Northwestern students investigated in fake ID ring)

— Joseph Diebold