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Mexican National Sentenced To Prison For Fraudulent Identification Document Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today, Chief U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney sentenced Humberto Ginez-Edmundo, 26, of Mexico, to 34 months in prison and one year of supervised release on fraudulent identification document conspiracy and aggravated identity theft charges, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

U.S. Attorney Rose is joined in making today’s announcement by Nick Annan, Special Agent in Charge of ICE/Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Georgia and the Carolinas.

According to filed court documents and today’s sentencing hearing, beginning in at least November 2015, Ginez-Edmundo produced and transfered fraudulent identification documents, including but not limited to, Social Security cards, state identification cards, driver’s licenses, and permanent residence cards. Ginez-Edmundo sold the falsified documents to other individuals, some of whom were undocumented aliens, knowing the documents would be used as proof of eligibility to remain in and work in the United States. Court records show that Ginez-Edmundo charged individuals between $130 to $600, depending on the type of fraudulent identification documents he provided.

Ginez-Edmundo is currently in federal custody and will be transferred to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons upon designation of a federal facility. All federal sentences are served without the possibility of parole. The defendant will also be subject to deportation proceedings upon the completion of his federal sentence.

ICE-HSI led the investigation. Assistant United States Attorneys Kenneth Smith, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte, prosecuted the case.

Updated June 21, 2017