Man sentenced for making, selling false government documents
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Camden man has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a scheme to produce and sell fake government documents.
Domingo Luna, a 34-year-old Mexican citizen who prosecutors say was living in the United States illegally, will also have to serve three years of supervised release once he’s freed from prison under the sentence imposed this week.
Prosecutors say Luna had a criminal record in the United States and was deported in 2012. He was arrested in December 2013 and eventually pleaded guilty to making fake identification documents and to willfully entering the United States illegally.
Federal officials have said Luna was producing and selling false and fraudulent U.S. Social Security cards, permanent residence cards and driver’s licenses from a location in Camden. They said he sold two fake Social Security cards, a fraudulent permanent residence card and a Pennsylvania driver’s license to an undercover law enforcement officer.
Luna took pictures of the officer with a digital camera and produced the documents at the Camden address, authorities said.
At the time of his arrest, law enforcement officers found evidence of a sophisticated fraudulent document-making operation, including computer equipment, a digital camera, a laminating machine and at least 25 fake cards in Luna’s residence.