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Two Former Repair Station Mechanics Sentenced and to be Deported in Undocumented Alien Case

During the week of June 27, two former employees of Triad International Maintenance Corporation (TIMCO) were sentenced in U. S. District Court in Greensboro, NC on charges related to immigration document falsification. Marcos Lucero was sentenced June 27 to time served in prison of 105 days and Percy A. Vega was sentenced June 28 to time served of 110 days. Both were arrested in March 2005 under a large-scale arrest operation of alleged illegal aliens. Having those with fraudulent identity documents working on or near critical aviation infrastructure is an unacceptable risk to public safety. Lucero admitted to falsifying an Employment Eligibility Verification document by stating that he was a citizen of the United States. Vega fabricated an Alien Registration Card, indicating that he was granted immigration status to live in the United States. Vega, an FAA-certified Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic, had also falsely represented on the A&P certificate application that he met all experience qualifications. Lucero and Vega will be deported to their countries of origin. Vega’s A&P certificate has been revoked by the FAA. This investigation is being conducted with DHS-ICE and the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General.