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October 4, 2015

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2 from Mexico sentenced in Las Vegas counterfeit ID case

Authorities in Las Vegas say a man and woman from Mexico were sentenced to two to five years in state prison and will face deportation for operating a counterfeiting operation that sold phony identification at swap meets.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say 38-year-old Jose Navarro-Parra and 30-year-old Libia Bustillos-Gonzalez were sentenced Friday in Clark County District Court.

They were arrested in March 2012 by Homeland Security agents and Las Vegas police who recovered computers, printers, laminating machines and $18,000 in cash.

They pleaded guilty in January to establishing and possessing a financial forgery laboratory.

Investigators say Navarro-Parra and Bustillos-Gonzalez charged $100 for a packet containing an immigration document and a Social Security card, and an additional $180 for phony driver's licenses from states including Nevada, Virginia, Colorado and Texas.

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