Fake green cards probe leads to felony corruption charges

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Fake green cards probe leads to felony corruption charges

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Two men are facing felony charges as investigators with the ACE Task Force in Greene County said the men sold fake United States identification cards and Social Security numbers to a confidential informant.

Camilo Panso, 40, and Brayan Blanco, 37, are due to be arraigned today in Judge Stephen Wolaver’s courtroom. The pair have been held in the Greene County Jail on $100,000 bond each since their arrests on Jan. 31.

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A grand jury indicted Panso and Blanco this month, each on charges of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, conspiracy to engage in a pattern of corrupt activity, money laundering and forgery, according to records with the Greene County Common Pleas Court.

According to the statement of facts filed with Fairborn Municipal Court, Panso sold fake United States permanent residency cards, also known as a green cards, and fake Social Security cards to a confidential informant working for ACE Task Force investigators.

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Investigators said the illicit transactions were monitored between the informant and Panso when they met in a business parking lot in Beavercreek, twice in November 2017 and three times in January of this year.

Panso met Blanco in Columbus each time a fake ID was ordered and before it was delivered, according to the statement of facts.

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