Jacksonville man pleads guilty to selling forged immigration documents
By Matt Coleman Story updated at 6:29 PM on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009

A Jacksonville man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of making and possessing counterfeit immigration documents, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Feliciano Ortiz-Cruz, 38, was arrested in November after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents watched him sell forged documents to a confidential informant in a shopping center parking lot. The informant purchased five sets of documents on two different days, according to a Justice Department news release.

Agents searched Ortiz-Cruz's house and found a computer, printer and laminating machine used to create counterfeit paperwork, the release said. Each federal indictment carries a maximum of 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.