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4 Plead Guilty to Making Fake ID Documents

Posted April 7, 2008

Four illegal immigrants pleaded guilty Monday to making fake identification documents for other illegal immigrants, authorities said.

Luis Juarez-Diaz, 32, Claudio Daniel Sandoval-Gomez, 27, Carlos Caballero-Franco, 24, and Fabian Arturo Ramirez-Galvan, 24, pleaded guilty to conspiring to produce and transfer false documents appearing to have been issued by or under the authority of the U.S., conspiring to possess with intent to unlawfully transfer five or more false identification documents and conspiring to possess document-making implements suited for making false identification documents.

Ramirez-Galvan also pleaded guilty to improper entry by an alien, while Juarez-Diaz and Sandoval-Gomez pleaded guilty to re-entry by a removed alien.

Between August 2006 and January, the four men worked with 10 other to make and sell counterfeit identification documents, such as driver's licenses, Social Security cards and permanent resident cards, authorities said.


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  • Travised Apr 8, 2008

    No shock sadly. In a lot of the cities some people know where, or find out where to go to acquire their ID cards with their picture on it, plus the all needed federal card. Sad but true. This MIGHT be the one aspect that the new ID system may help to fix, as much as I hate the concept.

  • oldschooltarheel Apr 8, 2008

    So here's the fellers responsible for the surge in new voter registrations! Wanna bet they are making campaign contributions to their favorite established "no problem here, we need more handouts" politicians? LOL

  • ifcdirector Apr 8, 2008

    All good upstanding aliens I am sure. Welcome to our new Third World courtesy of John McCain and George W. Bush.

  • mmania Apr 8, 2008


    Your ideas are good, however in the politically correct world can't you hear the uproar of how inhumanly they are being treated. The penal system should go back to how things were done 100 yrs ago. It's not suppose to be a trip to the day spa, but they have it good in prison. It's no wonder they don't mind going these days.

  • teecup Apr 8, 2008

    Tougher sentences by tougher judges is the answer.

    Why not make the prisoners help build more prisons? And grow their own food so they will have the energy to lift bricks and pour cement?

    Then it's on to the next facility before any state of the art security systems are installed.

  • lovinlife2010 Apr 8, 2008

    "I realy hope that our goverment will make some changes so that illegal immigrants can get legal."

    isn't that like saying ... "i really hope they legalize crack so that crack dealers can sell crack legally??"

    I'm sorry ... maybe i'm just crazy .... but really? WHAT A COMMENT!

  • lovinlife2010 Apr 8, 2008

    Please raise your hand if your surprised??

    **i'm NOT raising my hand!**

  • mmania Apr 8, 2008


    What changes???? Maybe they should just go about it the correct way, ever thought about that? "These people" yeah I said it they know all they will get is a slap on the wrist, a bus ride home and they'll be back in 6 months. They would be much better received if they decided to play by the rules.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Apr 8, 2008

    The illegals should be sent to prison for a while for their criminal doings. After that, they should be sent back to their own country. Something needs to be done about the illegals and their criminal activity and all of them getting free service. This needs to be stopped.

  • oldschooltarheel Apr 8, 2008

    Which "authorities" said this? Where did these criminals do this? What county or even state did these crimes occur in? This is empty reporting! How about some facts tethering this "story" to somewhere? How does the "reporter" even know these fellows' names & ages? From their IDs?