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    Federal grand jury charges Lowville man with selling fake identification documents to illegal aliens

    Published: Thursday, March 29, 2012

    Syracuse, NY – A federal grand jury Wednesday handed up a five-count indictment charging a Mexican citizen living in Lowville with selling false identification documents and biting a federal agent’s finger during his arrest earlier this month.

    Moises Velazquez-Jacobo, 36, of Lowville, was accused of knowingly transferring fake Social Security cards and fake alien registration cards, also known as green cards on two dates in January.

    The indictment also accuses him of possessing a fake social security card and green card with the intent to defraud the United States on March 7.

    The indictment also charged Velazquez-Jacobo with trafficking in fake identification documents from about April 2011 to March 7.

    Officials have said that at least 40 people paid $250 each to get fake Social Security documents and green cards that they then could show to prospective employers.

    If convicted of these charges Velazquez-Jacobo faces up to 15 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a press release Wednesday afternoon.

    Velazquez-Jacobo was working at a large dairy farm on Williams Road in Lowville and renting a house there when he was taken into custody by federal agents in a March 7 raid on a farmhouse.

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    This is a farmhouse on Williams Road in Lowville where federal agents say Moises Velazquez-Jacobo sold fake Social Security documents and green cards to undocumented immigrants for $250 apiece. Agents raided the houses on March 7, 2012.

    Velazquez-Jacobo is accused of biting a special agent’s finger during his arrest. Wednesday he charged with assaulting and resisting a Homeland Security Investigations special agent. If convicted of this charge, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

    An affidavit said immigration authorities had twice previously found him to be living illegally in the United States and had him voluntarily leave the country in 2007 and again in 2008.
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    Illegal Alien Accused Of Making, Selling Phony Green Cards

    By Diane Rutherford

    Story Published: Mar 7, 2012 at 4:40 PM EDT
    Story Updated: Mar 8, 2012 at 12:49 AM EDT

    An illegal alien from Mexico was arrested at his Lowville home for allegedly creating and selling fake green cards and other documents to fellow illegals.

    Federal agents raided the home of 36 year old Moises Velazquez-Jacobo Wednesday morning following an investigation which began in November 2011.

    He allegedly took photographs of illegal aliens in his home at 6404 Williams Road in Lowville.
    He then allegedly created fake green cards, Social Security cards and other documents.

    According to court documents, Velazquez-Jacobo charged each customer $250 for his services.

    It's believed Velazquez-Jacobo, who went by the name "Moy", sold phony documents to at least 40 illegal aliens.

    Agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) set up undercover sting operations.

    According to court documents, agents used surveillance equipment and a "cooperating source" to catch "Moy" selling fake documents.

    The evidence led to the search of Velazquez-Jacobo's home.

    During Wednesday's raid, agents found seven undocumented aliens, who were processed by ICE to determine whether they had any criminal history or prior deportations.

    Velazquez-Jacobo, who was previously removed from the United States in 2007 and again in 2008, is scheduled to appear in federal court on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.

    If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, a term of supervised release of up to 3 years, and deportation to Mexico.
    Velazquez-Jacobo could face additional charges for allegedly biting an agent's finger during the raid.

    According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Velazquez-Jacobo worked at Marks Farms, but there's no evidence the owner of the farm knew about the illegal activity.

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