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Brazilian Detained in US for Making Fake Green Cards Can Get 15 Years and Deportation

A Brazilian man residing in Framingham, Massachusetts,  was indicted yesterday, June 14,  in connection with his alleged production and sale of counterfeit green cards and Social Security cards and for possessing document-making implements.

United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan and Matthew J. Etre, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Boston, announced that Eclair C. Teixeira, age 41, of 181 Hollis Street, Apt. #1, Framingham, Massachusetts, was charged in a four count indictment with manufacturing and transferring false U.S. identification documents, and for possessing document-making materials and equipment.

According to the indictment and other documents previously filed with the court, a confidential source cooperated with ICE Task Force agents in an undercover investigation.

It is alleged that through telephone calls, the source made arrangements to purchase from Teixeira fraudulent green cards and social security cards on three separate occasions.

On February 16, 2006, April 18, 2006 and May 18, 2006, the confidential source met with Teixeira at various locations in Framingham and provided Teixeira with photos, names and dates of birth to be used on the fraudulent documents.

Teixeira left with the items and information and entered an apartment building located at 181 Hollis Street in Framingham. The Brazilian operated his false document production business from an apartment he rented at this location.

On each occasion Teixeira returned to the meeting places providing the CS with the fraudulent documents. The police confidential source paid Teixeira a total of US$ 850 in cash for a total of 14 fraudulent identification documents, namely, green cards and social security cards.

Teixeira was among nine individuals arrested last week on federal charges of selling fraudulent U.S. identification documents. The arrests were the result of a week-long effort by the newly created ICE Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force – one of only ten such task forces in the nation.

Members of the Task Force include: ICE, the U.S. Secret Service, the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, the Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector General, and the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department.

Teixeira, arrested on June 8, 2006, remains in custody pending a detention hearing scheduled for June 16, 2006. If convicted, Teixeira faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a fine of up to US$ 250,000.

Additionally, upon completion of any prison sentence imposed, Teixeira faces deportation to his native Brazil.

The case is being investigated by the ICE Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force whose members include: Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Secret Service, the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, the Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector General, and the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Antoinette E.M. Leoney in Sullivan’s Major Crimes Unit.

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  • Jan Hahnert

    Green cards
    Hi!
    I had readden that article, about the false green cards an social security numbers. What i wanna know is what will happen withe me if they catch me as a german, with an false greencard. If i appli with it in a human resources of a company, wont they check it if its real???
    What is happend to the employer and the worker if the police find out about that fake greencard? Idont understand the american goverment. Why they dont create better papaers?
    Jan

  • Guest

    I’m tired of hearing this one idiot cry discrimination!

    Listen, do you want the recent news stories about illegal mexicans that are being caught at the border and being dropped off back in mexico by the border patrol?

    Americans don’t give a rats ass if you’re an illegal mexican, brazilian, russian, australian, or martian!

    If you’re ILLEGALLY in the U.S. you are going to suffer the consequences of the NEW laws and procedures that are already in motion!

  • Guest

    U.S.A. SUPERPOWER
    AND AS YOU SHIT YOUR PANTS WITH THE NEWS THAT THERE IS A CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL ALIENS IN THE U.S.A. YOU CAN WIPE YOUR ASS WITH THAT CHE GUEVARRA T- SHIRT!

  • Guest

    TO THE ABOVE POSTER! AND IGNORANCE IS BLISS.!! ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT??? AND WHAT IS THAT? DID YOU MEAN ILLEGAL ALIEN.THE ISSUE IS CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE BEING COMMITED BY FOREIGN NATIONALS.AND GOOD LUCK IN YOUR MARXIST DREAMS . YOUR IMPOTENCE IS OBVIOUS .

  • Guest

    A demon in my view
    To the above poster! Your spelling and grammar is as convincing as perhaps your documents!!

    To the above poster. Your point would be……Does it help emphasize a fact when one adds more explanations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t suppose you add hearts when dotting your i’s ? As much as I hate illegal immigrants, the only way to solve it is to begin imprisoning the greedy Americans who hire them. Then perhaps after we stop importing poverty, you and I can see an increase in our wages.
    There has been five empires’ rise to power, and five empires’ fall before us. Is our turn rapidly approaching?

    Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.

  • Guest

    U.S.A. # 1
    To the above poster! Your spelling and grammar is as convincing as perhaps your documents!!

  • Guest

    Eduardo
    It is so good to see government agencies working together to solve crimes and I wonder how much better would be speding money on these efforts here in the US than BRING THEM ON , SMOKE THEM OUT or PREADING DEMOCRACY in Irak

  • Guest

    BEM FEITO!!!
    graˤas a deus!!!

    The noose truly is tightening, and for those contemplating “purchasing” these fraudulent documents one can believe that when caught with them, there are strict penalties as well.

    The U.S. isn’t brazil, there is enforcement of the law there.

    Illegals staying in the U.S. and not only producing, but obtaining fraudulent documents will soon get the message, when caught get ready to spend a few years of your life in the american penal system.

    And I can tell ya, those “brothas” in prison in the U.S. don’t play.

  • Guest

    When that scumbag starts his prison sentence in a us prison and he is surrounded by american convicts then he will realize that when you fuck around in america you get fucked back.He will be coming back to brazil !!! When americans are done with him!!!!

  • Guest

    AMNESTY AND GUESTWORKER PLANS ARE AS DEAD AS A TERRORIST IN THE CROSSHAIRS OF A U.S. MARINE!

  • Guest

    usa observer
    illegal brazilians and others from many countries are willingly and knowingly obtaining fraudelent documents.the noose is tightning .the majority of americans are furious.illegals crimes du jour are common knowledge among most everyone.STAY THE COURSE …ENFORCEMENT OF EMPLOYERS ! ENFORCEMENT OF OVERSTAYERS!! ENFORCEMENT OF BORDER CROSSERS!!! PROSECUTE AIDERS, ABETORS, HARBORERS, TRAFFICERS,!!!!

  • Guest

    An American
    Unfortunately, under the terms of the bill that passed the US Senate, the number of visas given away in that lottery would be greatly reduced.
    That lottery system is “color blind” and immigrants from all over the world have an equal opportunity to enter and win.
    Such an equal opportunity system is in conflict with the racist policies of President George Bush and his Mexican Attorney General who want to let millions of Mexicans into the USA while severly limiting the amount of legal immigrants from other countries.
    The lottery program which gives away a couple of hundred thousand “green card” type visas per year would be cut in half. Meanwhile millions of guest worker visas, which entitle the holder to peramanent resident “green card” status would be given to Mexicans, under the bill that just passed the U.S. Senate.

  • Guest

    Everyone…..
    should just click below, where it offers to participate in the U.S.government lottery to get the Green Card !

    Smile

  • Guest

    GOOD
    HOPE HE SERVES EVERY DAY OF THE 15 YEARS.

  • Guest

    An American
    While I am not defending alleged illegal activity by a Brazilian, I would point out how many of the thousands of Mexicans that do the same thing are prosecuted.
    The US Attorney General Gonzoles family is from Mexico. As US Attorney General he runs the US. Justice Dept. which is responsible for prosecuting federal crimes.
    Gonzoles Justice Dept. generally turns a blind eye to immigration related crimes committed by Mexicans. Brazilians and other Non-Mexicans are often prosecuted. This is part of the reason that there are more Mexican illegal immigrants in the USA than from all others countries combined.
    Letting most Mexicans have a “free pass” to break the law is highly racist, when Non-Mexicans are routinely sent to prison for the same crimes.

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