Campos-Martinez Convicted in Providing Fake Mexico Drivers Licenses and Other Fraudulent Documents to Illegal Aliens in the U.S.

CHICAGO, Ill (ICE) — A Mt. Prospect man who was a courier for a counterfeit document operation that provided fake identity documents to illegal aliens has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.

Juan Campos-Martinez, a 35-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was sentenced to 15 months in prison Dec. 21 for providing fake Social Security cards, Resident Alien cards – also called “green cards” – and Mexico drivers licenses to illegal aliens.

ICE special agents assisted the Des Plaines, Ill., Police Department in the execution of two state search warrants. A search of Campos-Martinez’s residence revealed numerous counterfeit documents hidden inside the oven, a laminator and more than $400 in cash. Campos-Martinez was arrested on the scene.

During a search at the home of Gustavo and Andrea Rios in Streamwood, Ill., ICE agents and Des Plaines police found computer equipment used to produce counterfeit documents, including three computers, a laminator, printers, scanners, photographic paper, logos and blank sheets of Social Security cards and green cards. In addition, approximately $35,000 was seized from various locations in the home. The subsequent investigation by ICE revealed that Campos-Martinez worked as a courier for Gustavo Rios.

“ICE has zero tolerance for anyone making, selling, providing or using fraudulent documents," said ICE Special Agent-in-Charge Elissa A. Brown, who leads investigations in the Chicago region. "As the 9/11 Commission pointed out, fraudulent documents are primary tools of terrorists and criminals. The criminals who make and sell fraudulent documents will sell them to anyone, whether that person is an illegal alien, a violent criminal or a terrorist. They do not care who the client is as long as they make a profit."