Document and Benefit Fraud
Map showing cities and states in which the fraudulent document trafficking ring was active
02/23/2011
Richmond, VA
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A federal grand jury in Richmond has indicted 22 members of a fraudulent document trafficking organization based in Mexico with cells in 19 cities and 11 states, including three cells in Virginia. Discovered through an ongoing investigation dubbed Operation Phalanx, the organization is accused of kidnapping, beating and murdering competitors...