Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 9:16 a.m.
Authorities in Las Vegas say a man and woman from Mexico were sentenced to two to five years in state prison and will face deportation for operating a counterfeiting operation that sold phony identification at swap meets.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say 38-year-old Jose Navarro-Parra and 30-year-old Libia Bustillos-Gonzalez were sentenced Friday in Clark County District Court.
They were arrested in March 2012 by Homeland Security agents and Las Vegas police who recovered computers, printers, laminating machines and $18,000 in cash.
They pleaded guilty in January to establishing and possessing a financial forgery laboratory.
Investigators say Navarro-Parra and Bustillos-Gonzalez charged $100 for a packet containing an immigration document and a Social Security card, and an additional $180 for phony driver's licenses from states including Nevada, Virginia, Colorado and Texas.