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November 21, 2013

2 nabbed in illegal surgery scheme

Feds say pair arrested in Peabody were altering people's fingerprints


In an interview after the arrest, Martinez told investigators she is a citizen of the Dominican Republic and entered the United States illegally in 2003. Ramirez was born in the Dominican Republic but is a U.S. citizen, according to court documents.

The drug charges Martinez and Ramirez are facing carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and three years of supervised release. The immigration charges carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release.

Bethany Bray can be reached at and on Twitter @SalemNewsBB.

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