3 convicted for operating fake ID ring - Fox 2 News Headlines

3 convicted for operating fake ID ring

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (Associated Press) -

The operators of a Chicago fake ID market and the alleged contract killer who worked with them have been found guilty of racketeering, conspiracy to murder, money laundering and harboring aliens.

A federal jury on Monday found Julio and Manuel Leija-Sanchez and Gerardo Salazar-Rodriguez guilty. They face in life prison when sentenced.

Leija-Sanchez brothers were accused of paying people to patrol the parking lot of a Mexican-American neighborhood to find those willing to pay $200 for a phony green card, driver's license or social security card. Authorities say the business was worth millions of dollars because the neighborhood is home to thousands of illegal immigrants.

An Illinois law allowing the issuance of state drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants will be in effect when the men are sentenced later this year.

Share Your Photos & Video

Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices