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Monday, August 23, 2010

Department of Justice

Acting United States Attorney Gregg L. Sullivan Eastern District of Tennessee


JOHNSON CITY RESIDENT LINDSEY REBECCA SHEPARD SENTENCED FOR DOCUMENT FRAUD

GREENEVILLE, Tenn.--Lindsey Rebecca Shepard, 28, of Johnson City, Tennessee, was sentenced to 30 months today in prison in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee today. The sentence was the result of a guilty plea to one count of production of false identification documents in violation of federal law. In addition to the prison sentence, Shepard was sentenced to serve two years supervised release, pay a $100 special assessment, and forfeit the instrumentalities of the offense.

From April 2008 to April 2009, Shepard manufactured more than 400 false identification documents which were used by undocumented aliens to obtain employment in the United States. Shepard ran the illegal document mill from her apartment in subsidized housing located on Washington Avenue in Johnson City. The conviction was the result of an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Helen Smith.

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