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Lowville man admits to selling bogus green cards

By Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a 36-year-old central New York man faces deportation to Mexico after pleading guilty to selling false identification documents and assaulting a federal agent during his arrest.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Syracuse says Moises Velazquez-Jacobo of Lowville in Lewis County pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to charges that included trafficking in false ID documents such as alien registration cards, also known as green cards.

Authorities say during his arrest in early March, Velazquez-Jacobo bit the finger of an agent with the federal Homeland Security Investigations.

He faces a prison term of up to 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000 when he's sentence in October, with possible deportation to Mexico after he's released.

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