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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Schemers Plead Guilty to Running Fake Document Lab

Posted By on Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 8:00 AM

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What's an illegal immigrant gotta do to get some false paperwork around here?

Evidently, it's become more difficult now that feds have busted a trio of St. Louis-based Mexicans operating a fake-document mill that would seem to rival Kinko's in one-stop-shopping efficiency.

Resident alien cards? Check. Social security cards? We've got those too. State driver's licenses? Si senior. Foreign driver's licenses? Coming right up.

Two of the accused lab owners -- Mauricio Aparicio-Gonzalez, 24; and Mauro Martinez-Espinosa, 23 -- pled guilty yesterday. (The third, Reinaldo Pereida, 49, pled guilty last week.) Sentencing is set for May.

According to the justice department, the three schemers weren't operating independently; they seem to be part of a national ring of fake-doc peddlers offering full service to illegal immigrants across the country.

Kinda cool that visitors can come in from across the border and immediately experience U.S. capitalism at its finest.

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