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Illegal Immigrant Conspiracy Involves Two Sisters

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File photo of a prison. (Credit: Jodie Coston/Getty Images)

File photo of a prison. (Credit: Jodie Coston/Getty Images)

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX)- As of two years ago, government agencies estimated there are in excess of 20,000 illegal immigrants in Missouri. Two people responsible for several thousand undocumented immigrants in the state will soon be heading to prison.

The U.S. Attorney’s office out of Kansas says Sara Gonzalez, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court, joining her sister, Christina Gonzalez, who pleaded guilty in May, to obtain thousands of fraudulent identity documents for illegal immigrants nationwide.

It was a five million dollars conspiracy where the Gonzalez sisters illegally obtained birth certificates and Social Security cards to get Missouri driver’s and non-driver’s licenses.

Those licenses could be used to help illegal immigrants stay in the U.S. Authorities say the scheme resulted in more than 3,500 Missouri licenses being issued.

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