Virginia: Agents probe suspected ID operation for illegal immigrants
By TIM MCGLONE, The Virginian-Pilot
© November 26, 2007 | Last updated 4:57 PM Nov. 26

Federal immigration agents say they have uncovered another phony immigration document mill in Virginia Beach, according to court documents made public Monday.

From an apartment complex in the Pembroke section, illegal immigrants could pay $110 to get papers that looked legitimate enough to gain employment, agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in the court filing.

The suspected ring leader of the operation, Armando Gutierrez-Tlaczani, known to friends as "Luis," was ordered jailed without bond Monday after an appearance in U.S. District Court.

Gutierrez-Tlaczani was arrested last week and charged with selling phony immigration documents from his apartment, which was not specifically identified other than in the Pembroke area.

According to court papers made public Monday, Gutierrez-Tlaczani would receive a package containing phony documents at least once a week from an individual in Los Angeles.

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