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South Boston Man Sentenced for Unlawful Transfer of False Identification Documents

January 28, 2010

(Norfolk, Va) - Ricardo Reyes-Garcia, 32, of South Boston, Va., was sentenced today to 54 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for the unlawful transfer of false identification documents.  He was ordered to be surrendered to immigration officials for deportation upon the completion of his sentence.  Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Jay Michael Netherland, Resident Agent in Charge for the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s Office of Investigations in Norfolk, Virginia, made the announcement after Reyes-Garcia was sentenced by United States District Judge Jerome B. Friedman. 

            According to court documents, Reyes-Garcia, a Mexican National, was arrested in October 2009 for unlawfully producing false identification documents in his home in South Boston, Virginia.  Reyes-Garcia used a home computer, printer, scanner and card stock to produce false identification documents such as Social Security Cards, Resident Alien Cards, North Carolina Identification Cards, and Mexican Drivers licenses over the past 10 months for distribution in the Hampton Roads area.  Reyes-Garcia would take orders for fake documents from co-conspirators, produce the false documents in South Boston, Virginia, and then transport them to the Hampton Roads area for distribution.

            The case was investigated by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Investigations in Norfolk, Virginia.  Assistant United States Attorney Katherine Lee Martin prosecuted the case for the United States.

            A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at or on


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