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VICTOR MENDEZ-GUINTO INDICTED FOR UNLAWFUL TRANSFER OF IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2012

VICTOR MENDEZ-GUINTO, age 31, a citizen of Mexico, was charged in a seven-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for unlawful transfer of identification documents, announced U. S. Attorney Dana Boente.

According to court documents, beginning on or about August 14, 2012 and continuing through October 4, 2012, MENDEZ-GUINTO knowingly transferred numerous counterfeit and stolen identification documents, including Social Security cards, birth certificates, and state identification cards, knowing that such documents were produced without lawful authority.

If convicted, MENDEZ-GUINTO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of fifteen (15) years, a fine of $250,000 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment as to each count of the indictment.

U. S. Attorney Boente 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 by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Gregory M. Kennedy.

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