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Illegal immigrant sentenced for ID fraud

Posted September 29, 2008

— An illegal immigrant was sentenced Monday to 51 months in federal prison for organizing an identity fraud ring, authorities said.

Fabian Arturo Ramirez-Galvan, 34, pleaded guilty in April to conspiring to produce and transfer false identification documents and improper entry by an alien.

Authorities said that, between August 2006 and January, Ramirez-Galvan and 14 others participated in a scheme in the Triangle to manufacture and sell counterfeit identification documents, including drivers’ licenses, Social Security cards and permanent resident cards.

Ramirez-Galvan was a printer in the organization who oversaw eight "runners" who recruited customers for the scheme, authorities said.


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  • tweathe850 Sep 29, 2008

    Deport do not support

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Sep 29, 2008

    I'll be more glad when the headline reads, "Illegal immigrant sentenced for..... being an illegal immigrant"

  • teacher-mom Sep 29, 2008

    Not enough!

  • flyfishNC Sep 29, 2008

    The tax paying Americans continue to pay for those who do the wrong things.

  • demi Sep 29, 2008

    Glad we are doing somthing, but why are my tax dollars being spent on an illegal.Secure our borders so he cant come back and deport him, let his country keep him in jail.

  • ses12067 Sep 29, 2008

    I hope the rest of the ILLEGALS are paying attention, we're fed up and Bizzell is still Sherrif in JoCo!! God Bless America!!!

  • jbraswell24 Sep 29, 2008

    How much will it cost the tax payers to keep him in federal prision for 51 months ??? Send him back to where he came from.