Second guilty plea entered in fake document ring

A second person has pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with an international fake identification and document ring.

Ivan Patino Sanchez, 35, a Mexican national living in Richmond, pleaded guilty Friday to racketeering conspiracy, attempted robbery and money laundering conspiracy. He is set to be sentenced July 8 by U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer.

Manuel Hidalgo Flores, 40, the ring’s alleged leader in the U.S. pleaded guilty Tuesday to racketeering conspiracy, money laundering and attempted robbery charges.

Twelve people were named in a six-count indictment in December alleging the group had cells in Richmond; Springdale, Ark.; Boston; Raleigh, N.C.; Cincinnati; and Pawtucket, R.I.

Sanchez admitted that from January 2013 to last October he managed the Richmond cell. The group made and sold false documents, including Permanent Resident Alien and Social Security cards as well as various state and foreign identification cards.