NETZAHUALCOYOTL GUINTO-ASCENSCIO PLEADS GUILTY TO UNLAWFULLY TRANSFERRING A FRAUDULENT IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT
NETZAHUALCOYOTL GUINTO-ASCENSCIO, age 36, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey, announced U.S. Attorney Dana Boente. GUINTO pled guilty to a count one of a three-count indictment charging him with unlawful transfer of a fraudulent identification document.
According to court documents, on or about October 16, 2012, GUINTO sold a counterfeit Social Security card, knowing that the identification document was produced without lawful authority, and the false identification document appeared to have been issued by or under the authority of the United States.
GUINTO faces a maximum term of fifteen years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, and a three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. Sentencing is scheduled for June 18, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.
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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