A Clearwater man was sentenced to two years in federal prison Thursday after pleading guilty to charges of immigration document fraud, U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill said.
According to court documents, Mario Cabrera sold counterfeit documents, including driver's licenses, Social Security cards, and permanent resident alien cards to a confidential informant on multiple occasions.
Agents uncovered more than 100 fraudulent documents at Cabrera's home, said Susan McCormick, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Tampa.
"Mr. Cabrera was providing these documents to people trying to evade the legal immigration process," McCormick said. "These individuals could be threats to public safety, or even worse, national security."
Cabrera, 34, pleaded guilty Nov 26.
He was also ordered to forfeit electronics and computer equipment used to commit the offense.