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Mexican National Gets 4 Years for Role in Fake Identity Ring

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

A Mexican national has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for his role in an organization that produced fake identification cards for illegal immigrants.

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 22-year-old Ismael Kevin Quintana-Ramirez was sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Richmond. He pleaded guilty in June to a racketeering conspiracy charge.

An indictment says the organization operated 19 cells in 11 states. Quintana-Ramirez was the supervisor for the group’s cell in Fairdale, Ky.

Prosecutors say 22 defendants in the case have pleaded guilty so far.

Quintana-Ramirez will be deported upon completion of his sentence.

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UK Employers Duped by Counterfeit Identity Documents

September 5, 2011 Leave a comment

counterfeit passportTWO suspected illegal immigrants were arrested in raids by the UK Border Agency on two businesses in Henley.

A 20-year-old Vietnamese man was held when officers visited Henley Nails and Brows in Market Place.

The business could be fined up to £10,000 unless it can prove it carried out right-to-work checks on the man.

A 21-year-old Brazilian man was arrested at the Loch Fyne restaurant, also in Market Place.

He is alleged to have used counterfeit Portuguese identity documents to obtain work after overstaying his visa.

Both men are awaiting deportation following the raids on Tuesday last week.

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Sri Lanka police introduces SMS service to track status of Police Clearance Certificate

September 5, 2011 1 comment

Sri Lanka PoliceSri Lanka Police on its 145th anniversary yesterday, launched a new service of SMS to track the status of the Police Clearance Certificates (PCCs).

The SMS service, named as Police Clearance Certificate Status Tracking SMS Service, is offered in collaboration with the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) .

The new service will benefit persons who request police certificates for various purposes such as local and foreign employment.

Under the new system applicants can type PLC(space)CRT followed by the assigned reference number on their mobile phone and send it to 1919 to find out the status of their PCCs.

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