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September 7, 2011

JOSE LEONEL POSADAS-MARTINEZ, age 37, a citizen of Honduars, pled guilty in federal court today before U. S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance to a two-count indictment charging him with unlawful transfer of documents , announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to the factual basis, on April 20, 2011, POSADAS knowingly transferred a false Social Security card and false Permanent Resident 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.

The two counts carry a maximum statutory penalty of fifteen (15) years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. Sentencing has been scheduled for

The case was investigated by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.

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