- The Washington Times - Saturday, October 27, 2001

A federal grand jury in Alexandria has indicted a man and woman on charges of providing false Virginia identifications for suicidal terrorist hijackers who flew airliners into the Pentagon and the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11.
Luis A. Martinez-Flores, 28, is charged with the "unlawful production of identification documents" for Hani Hanjour and Khalid Almihdhar who crashed American Airlines Flight 77 a Boeing 757 with 58 passengers, four flight attendants and two pilots into the Pentagon.
Kenys A. Galicia, secretary for a Falls Church lawyer, was indicted on charges of conspiracy beginning July 1, 2000, and two counts of unlawfully producing Virginia identifications.
None of the charges link the defendants into the terrorist plot. Instead, the charges are for violations of interstate commerce.
The FBI has arrested and similarly charged three other men in Northern Virginia. Authorities said the false identifications may have been used to buy airplane tickets for nine of the 19 terrorist hijackers who killed more than 5,000 people.
All but Miss Galicia are being held in jail. She was released on $25,000 bond and placed under home detention with monitoring.
The FBI said Miss Galicia admitted on Sept. 29 that she notarized fraudulent residency certification forms for terrorists Abdul Azziz Alomari, who hijacked Flight 11, and Ahmed Saleh Alghamdi, who commandeered Flight 175, crashing the airplanes into the north and south towers of the World Trade Center, respectively.
The indictment states that Miss Galicia completed two Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle forms on Aug. 2, which falsely stated that Alomari and Alghamdi resided in Virginia.
That same day, the men got Virginia identification cards from the DMV office in Arlington.
The indictment charges that Miss Galicia had similarly provided hundreds of DMV forms since July 2000 in a conspiracy "to make money." She charged $35 each, which was paid to her employer, "who in turn paid her a commission for each completed form, in addition to an hourly wage."
The indictment lists four occasions when Miss Galicia sold 235 notarized, but otherwise blank residency certifications for $740.
In December 2000 and the early weeks of 2001, a "third middleman" brought New York clients with passports to Miss Galicia, who notarized identification forms with Virginia addresses for $50 each, the indictment states.
Partly as a result of another case, the state changed the rules, within the last month, for obtaining Virginia identification. The decision came after another Northern Virginia notary public, Jennifer Wrenn, was convicted of helping thousands of undocumented immigrants from as far away as Massachusetts get fraudulent Virginia ID cards.
With the help of Mr. Martinez-Flores, a Salvadoran immigrant living illegally in the United States since 1994, Saudi Arabian terrorists Hanjour and Almihdhar obtained their Virginia identification cards Aug. 1 at the DMV in Springfield, the indictment states.
Mr. Martinez-Flores was looking for a job that day outside the 7-Eleven on Leesburg Pike when two Arab men in a van with out-of-state plates pulled into the parking lot and asked for signatures on Virginia identification applications, according to FBI Agent Jesus H. Gomez.
The defendant climbed into the van, directed the Arabs to the Springfield DMV where he helped fill out the forms, listing his former residence as their address on the forms, the FBI affidavit states.
The address was 5319 Leesburg Pike, No. 8, Falls Church, which DMV accepted without question.
The three men returned to the 7-Eleven comvenience store where Hanjour and Almidhar used an automated teller machine to get $100 to pay Mr. Martinez-Flores, Mr. Gomez reported.
The FBI affidavit states that Hanjour and Almihdhar used the same address to get Virginia identification cards the next day at the Arlington DMV for Majed Moqed and Salem Alhasmi, who were on Flight 77 when it was crashed into the Pentagon.

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