- Associated Press - Thursday, January 11, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Prosecutors in North Carolina say a man who led a ring that made fraudulent identification documents that included Social Security cards and birth certificates has been sentenced to more than three years.

A U.S. Attorney’s Office news release says 30-year-old Juan Diego Gonzalez-Campos, of Mexico, was sentenced Wednesday. Gonzalez-Campos will be subject to deportation proceedings after completing his sentence of three years and three months.

Gonzalez-Campos had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce fraudulent identification documents, aggravated identity theft and possession of firearm ammunition by an alien.

As the ringleader of the conspiracy, Gonzalez-Campos sold the fraudulent documents to people he knew or were referred to him by his co-defendants.

Court records show Gonzalez-Campos and his co-conspirators charged customers between $270 and $1,000 per document, depending on the type of fake identification that was provided.



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