Mexican man sentenced for selling fake IDs to illegal aliens

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A Mexican national has been sentenced to 34 months in prison and one year of supervised release for providing fake documents to illegal immigrant workers in Georgia and the Carolinas.

According to court documents, 26-year-old Humberto Ginez-Edmundo produced and sold fraudulent identification documents, including Social Security cards, state identification cards, driver’s licenses, and permanent residence cards.

He charged individuals between $130 to $600 for the fraudulent documents, which he illegally provided since November 2015.

On Wednesday, June 21, Ginez-Edmundo was convicted of fraudulent identification document conspiracy and aggravated identity theft.

He is currently in federal custody until he is assigned to a federal facility to serve his sentence without the possibility of parole. Upon serving his federal sentence, Ginez-Edmundo, an illegal alien himself, will face deportation proceedings.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations led the investigation. Assistant United States Attorneys Kenneth Smith, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte, prosecuted the case.

Humberto Ginez-Edmundo Mecklenburg County jail

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