Javier Hernandez-Lopez, 35, of
According to court documents, Hernandez-Lopez had been deported from the
Hernandez-Lopez and his co-conspirators collected biographical information and photographs from individuals and business owners who wanted false identification document, such as alien registration receipt cards (green cards), driver's licenses, and Social Security cards. This information was either hand delivered or transmitted by a cellphone to the person who manufactured the false documents. The defendants then delivered the documents to the purchaser in exchange for cash.
"As this sentence makes clear, those who willfully violate our nation's immigration laws and engage in illegal activities that pose a potential security threat face serious consequences," said
HSI agents working undercover purchased documents from Hernandez-Lopez and his co-conspirators. During the execution of search warrants, agents found computers, specialized software, high-end printers, card readers, holograms and other sophisticated equipment used to manufacture fraudulent identification documents.
Judge Burrell previously sentenced the three other defendants involved in the conspiracy: Juan Hernandez-Lopez, 39, Luis Eduardo Torres-Hernandez, 25, and Alejandro Bielma-Ortiz, 40, received sentences of 33 months, 19 months and 24 months respectively.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Anderson prosecuted the case.