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Jose Yanez found guilty on three counts of Forgery
March 07, 2007

Press Release For Immediate Release February 27, 2007

(Hamilton, Ohio) Defendant Jose Yanez (age unknown because of fraudulent documents), was found guilty by Common Pleas Judge Noah Powers on three counts of Forgery, all felonies of the fifth degree.

After receiving complaints that a Trenton business was employing, illegally documented aliens, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office investigated and on November 15, 2006, discovered Defendant Yanez, an undocumented foreign national, in possession of two fraudulent “green” cards, along with a fake social security card.

Yanez is scheduled to be sentenced on April 10, 2007 at 1:00 PM before Judge Powers, where he faces one year in prison, a $2,500 fine and deportation.

Prosecutor Piper stated, “Sheriff Jones and his deputies are willing to investigate all crime — even paper crimes that sometimes go undetected. Any man or woman of any nationality is welcome here, but you have to be here legally, paying taxes and obeying the laws like everyone else. Possessing fake social security cards only leads to a host of other fraudulent crimes. We can’t treat the fraudulent reproducing of important government documents lightly.”

The Prosecutor’s Office would like to acknowledge the hard work and efforts of Butler County Sheriff Deputy Paul Newton, Immigration Specialist Robert Medellion, and Mr. Callan with the Social Security Administration, along with the local Trenton employer who’s cooperation and assistance also helped in obtaining this guilty verdict.

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