HONDURAN CITIZEN INDICTED FOR UNLAWFUL TRANSFER OF IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS
JOSE LEONEL POSADAS-MARTINEZ, age 37, a citizen of Honduras, was charged today in a two-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for unlawful transfer of identification documents, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.
According to court documents, on or about April 20, 2011, POSADAS knowingly transferred a fraudulent Social Security card and a fraudulent Permanent Resident Card (also known as a “green card”), which appeared to have been issued by or under the authority of the United States, knowing that the documents were produced without lawful authority. POSADAS is an illegal alien.
If convicted, for each count POSADAS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of fifteen (15) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
U. S. Attorney Letten reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case was investigated the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.
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