Five Albuquerque-area residents were named in a recently unsealed federal indictment connected to what authorities say is a multistate scam abusing New Mexico’s law that allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.

Federal investigators say 30 people from five states were involved in a scheme using false documents to fraudulently obtain New Mexico driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants in other states.

New Mexico and Washington state are the only states that allow illegal immigrants to obtain the same driver’s license as a U.S. citizen, but proof of a local address is required.

The indictment unsealed late Tuesday said the New Mexico residents would help people in South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia get the licenses.