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Man sentenced in Phoenix for green card fraud

Man sentenced in Phoenix for green card fraud

By Shelby Payne. CREATED Aug 16, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Federal authorities say a Mexican national has been sentenced to prison for manufacturing and selling fraudulent green cards and Social Security cards.
   
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Friday that 38-year-old Emilio Antonio-Bonifacio received a sentence this week of 15 months in federal prison. He will be on three years of supervised release following his sentence.
   
In addition, he will have to turn over his personal computer and other equipment that was used to make the documents.
   
Antonio-Bonifacio pleaded guilty June 3 to felony fraud.
   
Prosecutors say he admitted to producing and selling six fake green cards and six false Social Security cards in September 2013 for immigrants in the U.S. illegally.
   
Antonio-Bonifacio told authorities he had been making and selling false identity documents for six years.

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Shelby joins KGUN9 straight from Arizona State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.