(Phoenix, Ariz. - June 11, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the conviction and sentencing of an undocumented alien residing in Phoenix for making and selling counterfeit Social Security cards and resident alien cards.
Mexican national Camillo Nava-Nava, 22, who lived in Phoenix, was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of trafficking in the identity of another.
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office initiated a criminal investigation after the Arizona Fraudulent Identification Task Force received a tip that Nava-Nava was involved in the sale of fake identification to individuals.
According to investigators, Nava-Nava sold false identification documents to an undercover police officer in August 2006. He was also allegedly in possession of multiple fake identification documents at the time of his arrest in September 2006.
Nava-Nava admitted to selling fake documents on at least 30 different occasions prior to his arrest. However, investigators believe the figure to be much higher.
Assistant Attorney General Todd Lawson prosecuted this case in Maricopa County Superior Court.