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4 Plead Guilty to Making Fake ID Documents

Posted April 7, 2008 5:56 p.m. EDT

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.