Undocumented Alien Indicted In Connection With Counterfeit Identification Documents
BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted an undocumented Mexican national on charges involving counterfeit identification documents, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Raymond R. Parmer Jr.
The indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges IVAN ALEJANDRO MARTINEZ-BARRON, 23, with one count of producing counterfeit Social Security and Permanent Resident cards. The indictment also charges Martinez-Barron with one count of possessing the equipment to produce such documents.
"We ask for continuing help and vigilance from the community to help us detect anyone providing false identity documents, as those identities might be used by people who wish to do our country harm," Vance said.
Each count carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
ICE-HSI investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa K. Atwood is prosecuting the case.
The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges. The defendant is presumed innocent, and it is the government's responsibility to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.