Md. Man Sentenced For Selling Fake Documents

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Middle River man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for selling fraudulent documents to illegal immigrants.

 Jose Oscar Melendez, 40, was also sentenced on Friday to two years of supervised release.

According to his plea agreement, Melendez created and sold birth certificates and Social Security number cards to undocumented workers. Prosecutors say Melendez performed inspection services at construction sites and would offer to provide documents for illegal immigrants at the sites.

Melendez would charge as much as $6,000 for each set of fake documents.

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