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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Stark County man charged with selling false identification documents

A Stark County man was indicted on charges that he knowingly transferred false identification documents, such as counterfeit Social Security cards and counterfeit state identification cards, knowing that said items were produced without lawful authority, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Domingo Ralios, 33, of Stark County, Ohio, was charged in a one-count indictment with knowingly transferring false identification documents, U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon said.

Ralios sold counterfeit Social Security cards and state identification cards to a confidential source for several hundred dollars each on at least two occassions this year. The counterfeit documents contained stolen names and Social Security account numbers, according to the indctment.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agency in this case is the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Karrie Howard and Robert Kern.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Identity Theft
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Updated August 24, 2016