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Arrests Made In Phony Documents Scheme

(CNS) – A garage in Boyle Heights is one of several locations involved in a fraudulent document operation that extended to other areas of the country and the arrest of about two dozen suspects in the Southland, the FBI reported Nov. 3.

A federal indictment alleges that suspects operated a fraudulent document manufacturing operation that included providing supplies that could be used to produce phony documents around the United States, said Laura Eimiller of the FBI.

FBI agents, Los Angeles Police Department officers and Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies conducted the multi-agency enforcement effort, assisted by personnel from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Eimiller said.

Law enforcement personnel established a command post at Alameda and Temple streets and served 17 warrants, many of them in the MacArthur Park and El Monte areas, as well as the garage in Boyle Heights, Eimiller said.