Northern New York Newspapers
NNY Business
NNY Living
Sun., Aug. 30
Serving the communities of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties, New York
In print daily. Online always.
Related Stories

Mexican man sentenced to four years in prison for selling fake immigration papers


LOWVILLE — A Mexican national who provided phony immigration documents for other illegal aliens in the town of Martinsburg was sentenced Friday to more than four years in federal prison for the acts.

Moises Velazquez-Jacobo, 36, who resided at 6404 Williams Road, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Syracuse, 51 months in prison, followed by three years of additional supervision upon his release, for June 27 guilty pleas to two counts of knowingly transferring false documents and single counts of possession of a false Social Security card and false alien registration card, or green card, with the intent to defraud the United States, trafficking in false identification cards and forcibly assaulting, resisting and impeding a special agent of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations.

Mr. Velazquez-Jacobo was accused of selling fake Social Security and green cards on two dates in January, possessing fake documents on March 7 and trafficking in the fake documents between April 2011 and March 7. He also bit an agent’s finger as the agent tried to arrest him, piercing the agent’s fingernail.

His residence is part of the Marks Farm, where he was a migrant worker. Federal prosecutors have said the farm’s operators had no knowledge of Mr. Velazquez-Jacobo’s criminal activities.

Mr. Velazquez-Jacobo has twice been found to have entered the country illegally and both times was offered voluntary removal in lieu of deportation, once in 2007 and again in 2008, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement records included in the criminal complaint. He is expected to face deportation proceedings upon his release from prison.

Commenting rules:
  1. Stick to the topic of the article/letter/editorial.
  2. When responding to issues raised by other commenters, do not engage in personal attacks or name-calling.
  3. Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning.
Violators' commenting privileges may be revoked indefinitely. By commenting you agree to our full Terms of Use.
Syracuse Football Tickets Giveaway
Connect with Us
WDT News FeedsWDT on FacebookWDT on TwitterWDT on InstagramWDT for iOS: iPad, iPhone, and iPod touchWDT for Android
Showcase of Homes
Showcase of Homes