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December 14, 2011

JOSE LEONEL POSADAS-MARTINEZ, age 36, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today in federal court by Chief U. S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance to approximately six months imprisonment, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Vance ordered that POSADAS be placed on one year of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.

According to court documents, on September 7, 2011, POSADAS pled guilty to knowingly transferring a fraudulent Social Security card and a fraudulent Permanent Resident Card (also known as a “green card”) on April 20, 2011, and those documents 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.

The case was investigated by the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.




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