Texas pastor accused of selling fake IDs

A Texas minister and an associate are accused of selling fake identification documents to illegal immigrants

January 7, 2011 9:32:44 AM PST
A Texas minister and an associate are accused of selling fake identification documents to illegal immigrants. A federal grand jury has indicted Felipe DeJesus Coronel Pacheco and Luis Angel Tovar Cisneros on charges of conspiracy to defraud the government and manufacturing counterfeit permanent-resident cards.

The San Antonio Express-News reports both were arrested Dec. 16 in an undercover investigation and remain in custody. A bond hearing Thursday in San Antonio for Coronel was canceled after he was indicted.

Coronel served at Ministerios Epicentro Donde Nace La Bendicion in Austin. He's also charged with making a false statement to immigration officers.

A woman who answered a phone number listed for Coronel's church declined comment.

Tovar, who's accused of being in the U.S. illegally, is held without bond.