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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Illegal Alien Sentenced To 4 Years And 9 Months For Selling Methamphetamine, Possessing False Documents

FRESNO, Calif. — Israel Garrido-Hernandez, 24, of Fresno, was sentenced Monday by United States District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill to four years and nine months in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of document-making implements, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, in April 2013, Garrido-Hernandez possessed with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Between January and April 2013, he possessed equipment to make false documents that appeared to be made under the authority of the United States, such as false legal permanent resident cards (“green cards”) and false Social-Security cards.

This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Assistant United States Attorney Mia A. Giacomazzi prosecuted the case.

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Docket #: 1:13-cr-179 LJO
Updated April 8, 2015