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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 1 decade ago

What do you think of this massive fraudulent identification document ring that got busted?

Estrada and 19 co-defendants were charged in one 183-page complaint with participating in conspiracy since 1999 to illegally produce identification documents, authentication features and false identification documents. A second complaint was filed against Solis alone, charging him with conspiring with others to produce false identification documents. Fifteen of the defendants were arrested since Tuesday night in Chicago, while six others are fugitives, announced U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald, Northern District of Illinois, and Gary J. Hartwig, special agent-in-charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in Chicago.

The fraudulent identification documents include resident alien cards ("green cards" or "micas"), social security account number cards ("social security cards"), driver's licenses, and state identification cards.

ICE agents yesterday executed search warrants simultaneously at five locations: 1) 2456 South Homan Ave., Chicago, which allegedly served as the "office" where fraudulent identification documents were produced; 2) Estrada's residence at 4057 South Albany Ave.; 3) Solis' residence at 3034 South Karlov Ave.; 4) Foto Studio Reyes, 2542 South Christiana Ave.; and 5) Foto Davila Inc., 3604 West 26th St. The two photo shops are where individuals allegedly obtained photographs for fraudulent identification documents.

All 15 defendants arrested yesterday were scheduled to have their initial court appearances beginning at 11 a.m. Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Mason in U.S. District Court. (A list of the defendants, their alleged roles, and their custody or fugitive status is attached below.)

The St. Louis crew also typically employs two runners, who transport orders, photos and money between the miqueros and manufacturers, and two manufacturers - one or both of whom work in an office actually creating fraudulent documents at any given time. The organization can manufacture fraudulent state identification cards or driver's licenses from most of the 50 states. Customers most commonly request identification cards or driver's licenses from Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Texas, Illinois or Michigan.

Now with fraud in use could not the illegals with fraudulent documents also borad planes, get public assistance,be able to vote, is the list endless?


should be apprehended first.....don't you think? they are the ones causing more harm....right?Well we better release they guys at once and tell them not go no where and that somebody else's crime offests their crimes,therefore they are free to go in peace

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    No! Of course not! Getting on planes, getting public assistance and being able to vote are prohibited by federal law for illegal, immoral, criminal invaders so those things can not be done. Ask any pro-illegal, immoral, criminal invader person. I think they also believe that there are no illegal, immoral, criminal invaders in the US because that is also prohibited by law. Wonder how many times their mother dropped them on their heads?

  • I'm sure that you are aware not all people don't read given links. If they did they may have read this in your news link.

    "Members of the crew are primarily of Mexican descent, but the nationalities of its customers vary. Customers have requested green cards for the following countries: Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador, El Salvador, Jamaica, Poland, Czech Republic, Albania, Russia and China. The vast majority of the fraudulent document transactions are conducted in either Spanish or English, sometimes with translators. Customers also include Caucasian and African-American individuals believed to be U.S. citizens. Law enforcement is unaware of any occasion in which the organization declined selling fraudulent identification documents to a customer who had sufficient money to purchase the documents."

    Which means to me that illegal immigration is alive and well for a host of nationalities, this includes other criminal activities committed by "Caucasian and African-American individuals believed to be U.S. citizens."

    I also believe that this statement can be asked in reverse to the non-supporters on this issue. "I think they also believe that there are no illegal, immoral, criminal invaders in the US because that is also prohibited by law. Wonder how many times their mother dropped them on their heads?"

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If in fact they are found guilty they should be sent to cuba with the rest of the terrorists. All the documentation if any that was confiscated should be gone through and the customers who purchased the false documentation should be arrested and punished as necessary.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Good news, but Massive....NAH! get those criminals out of here. When you have a few like in this article compared to the number of illegals in the country, that very few make the rest of the law abiding immigrants look bad. Lets get rid of the few bad ones, so we can see that the majority of them are not causing any harm to any one.

    And now we should start focusing on all offenders of Identity theft. The group that represent the highest number is the statistics should be apprehended first.....don't you think? they are the ones causing more harm....right? We can start from the top of the list and work our way down.

    Identity Theft Offenders Statistics by Race:

    The majority of the offenders were black: 53.8% (467). White offenders

    accounted for 38.3% (332). 4.8% (42) of the offenders were Hispanic and 3.1% (27) were Asian.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They use these documents to get subsidized education, food stamps, work, healthcare, etc. Our services are stretched to the limit and illegals are the reason why!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i think it is great, if we keep busting them like this and getting to the ones that are producing the forged i.d.'s they won't be getting jobs and will start deporting themselves. what a lovely dream!

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