COLUMBUS, Neb. -- The selling of false identification in Columbus led to the sentence of a Guatemala man.

Acting U.S. Attorney Susan Lehr said 32-year-old Baudilio Coronado-Ramirez, of Guatemala, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha on Nov. 1. He was convicted for possession with intent to unlawfully use or transfer false identification documents. Coronado-Ramirez will serve 10 months in prison with a two-year term of supervised release after. There is no parole in the federal system.

According to court documents, Department of Homeland Security Investigations coordinated the buying of false identification documents three separate times from Coronado-Ramirez through confidential informants in Columbus in September 2022.

Officials said the confidential informants gave them photos and then Coronado-Ramirez had the documents prepared and sent them to the confidential informants. After Coronado-Ramirez sold the documents to the confidential informants, a search warrant for Coronado-Ramirez’s home was used. During the search of his home, law enforcement found more false identification documents.

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security.