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November 30, 2012

NETZAHUALCOYOTL GUINTO-ASCENSCIO, age 36, a citizen of Mexico, was charged today in a three-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for unlawful transfer of identification documents and possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, announced U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to court documents, on or about October 16, 2012, GUINTO knowingly transferred a counterfeit Social Security card and a counterfeit Permanent Resident Card, knowing that such documents were produced without lawful authority, and the false identification documents appear to have been issued by or under the authority of the United States. It is also alleged that on or about November 8, 2012, GUINTO was an alien present illegally and unlawfully in the United States and knowingly possessed a .357 magnum caliber revolver.

If convicted, GUINTO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of forty (40) years, a fine of $750,000 and nine (9) 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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