Breaking News Bar
updated: 1/10/2014 5:13 PM

Judge delays counterfeiters' sentencing

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Associated Press

A federal judge in Chicago has agreed to delay sentencing of three men in one of the largest counterfeit-documentation schemes of its kind.

The Chicago-based operation generated about $3 million in annual sales of fake Social Security cards, driver's licenses and other documents. It also involved a murder in Mexico.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Julio Leija-Sanchez, Manuel Leija-Sanchez and Gerardo Salazar-Rodriguez each face a mandatory life sentence. But Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer agreed to delay the sentencing hearing scheduled for Friday after receiving word of a related investigation in Mexico.

Prosecutors say Salazar-Rodriguez carried out the murder of an up-and-coming rival in Mexico City.

Jurors convicted the men of multiple charges last year.

Sentencing is now set for Feb. 7.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here