Two illegal immigrants have been charged in U.S. District Court in Wichita with using false documents to gain access to work projects at McConnell Air Force Base, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday.
Lorenzo Mondragon-Sanchez, 38, a Mexican national, tried to enter the base Aug. 11 as part of a work crew for Djon Construction Co.
Djon is a subcontractor for a company working on several building projects at the base, prosecutors said. Both are Michigan companies.
Prosecutors said Mondragon-Sanchez used an altered resident alien card and a counterfeit Social Security card to get his job with Djon.
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In a similar indictment, prosecutors said Jose Gonzalez-Ramirez, also 38 and also of Mexico, was charged in July with document fraud and re-entry after deportation.
Prosecutors said he used counterfeit resident alien and Social Security cards to get a job with ServiceMaster Clean in a Wink Inc. of Wichita, which has a base contract.
The case was investigated by Air Force Security Police at McConnell and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.