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Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Possessing Fraudulent Green Card

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Victorico Catarino Ramirez, age 23, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today to time served (98 days in jail) for possessing a fraudulent alien registration receipt card, commonly referred to as a “green card.” 


The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Kevin Kelly, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).


As part of his guilty plea, Catarino Ramirez admitted that he was never issued a valid green card, that he had purchased the counterfeit green card from an individual in Saratoga Springs, and that he used it to obtain work with various employers in Saratoga Springs.  The card bore Catarino Ramirez’s photograph but displayed the immigration number of another person. 


Following the sentencing, Catarino Ramirez was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, for removal proceedings


This case was investigated by HSI and the United States Postal Inspection Service, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet O’Hanlon.

Updated September 25, 2017