A 45-year-old Los Angeles man is suspected of being the ringleader in the manufacturing of phony documents. Alejandro Morales Serrano has been indicted along with more than a dozen others for producing Social Security cards, driver's licenses and immigration cards for distribution nationwide.
Federal grand jury indictments unsealed Thursday allege that Serrano is behind several false document manufacturing networks in MacArthur Park and elsewhere.
The indictments say Serrano's operation manufactures raw materials that are then used to manufacture false documents on a large scale from California to Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Illinois, and Michigan.
The L.A. FBI office says in a news release that more than 300 federal and local law enforcement officers on Thursday executed dozens of arrest and search warrants in L.A. and Riverside counties, Northern California, Illinois and Texas.