A Tyler man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to being involved in a conspiracy of producing and selling false United States identification documents.
Since 2009, Eleazar Juarez Juarez, 45, was involved in selling fictitious documents, such as U.S. Social Security cards and permanent residence cards, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Juarez admitted he was personally responsible for the transfer of at least 25 false identification documents.
He was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 23. He faces up to five years in federal prison at sentencing under federal law. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office is completed, according to the Department of Justice.
The case is being investigated by the FBI, Smith County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Texas Department of Public Safety.