MUSCATINE — Two people residing in Columbus Junction were sentenced to prison Wednesday after being charged with selling identification documents and aggravated identity theft.
Ari Hernandez-Chacon, 47, was a native and citizen of Mexico, illegally residing in Columbus Junction. In a plea agreement, he admitted that on Feb. 25, 2016, he sold three real Social Security cards and three real birth certificates to an undercover agent, while knowing the documents belonged to U.S. citizens, according to the United States Attorney's Office.
Magali Marroquin-Garcia, 38, who is also a citizen of Mexico illegally residing in Columbus Junction, admitted in a plea agreement that on May 12, 2016, she also sold three Social Security cards and three birth certificates to an undercover agent, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in a news release.
Hernandez-Chacon and Marroquin-Garcia were sentenced in Cedar Rapids by U.S. District Court Judge Linda Reade. Both suspects were sentenced to 43 months in prison and must also serve a three-year term of supervised release following imprisonment, according to a news release.
There is no parole in the federal system, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The suspects are being held in the U.S. Marshal's custody until they are transported to a federal prison, according to a news release.