Man sentenced in Phoenix for green card fraud

PHOENIX - Federal authorities say a Mexican national has been sentenced to prison for manufacturing and selling fraudulent green cards and Social Security cards.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Friday that 38-year-old Emilio Antonio-Bonifacio received a sentence this week of 15 months in federal prison. He will be on three years of supervised release following his sentence.

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In addition, he will have to turn over his personal computer and other equipment that was used to make the documents.

Antonio-Bonifacio pleaded guilty June 3 to felony fraud.

Prosecutors say he admitted to producing and selling six fake green cards and six false Social Security cards in September 2013 for immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

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Antonio-Bonifacio told authorities he had been making and selling false identity documents for six years.

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