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The suspected Los Angeles ringleader of phony document manufacturers has been indicted with more than a dozen others for producing bogus Social Security cards, driver's licenses and immigration cards for distribution nationwide.

Federal grand jury indictments unsealed Thursday allege 45-year-old Alejandro Morales Serrano is behind several false document manufacturing networks in the MacArthur Park area of Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles and Riverside counties, Northern California, Illinois and Texas.

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