An unlawful Mexican immigrant was sentenced Monday to 6 months behind bars for making counterfeit identification paperwork, together with the tightly regulated playing cards required to entry safe areas of the Port of Los Angeles, at a pretend ID “mill” run out of a Huntington Park storefront.
The investigation was a part of an ongoing undercover operation led by the Coast Guard — generally known as operation “Buzzkill” — by which 5 “doc mills” have thus far been dismantled and thirteen defendants have been charged, in response to the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace.
Alejandro Gabriel “El Grande” Rivera, a 34-yr-previous undocumented Mexican nationwide, is predicted to be deported following his jail time period, federal prosecutors stated.
Rivera was arrested in June for his position within the doc mill — run out of a storefront referred to as Pacific Mill — that produced inexperienced playing cards, Social Safety playing cards, driver’s licenses and Transportation Employee Identification Credentials — TWICs — which allow unrestricted entry to safe amenities inside the ports and waterways of Los Angeles.
“Management of those playing cards is essential for the safety of the ports that encompass Los Angeles,” stated Matt Margelot, resident agent in cost with U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service in Los Angeles. “It’s important that we maintain these with out correct TWIC playing cards from accessing restricted zones.”
–Metropolis Information Service
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