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Three men were arrested Tuesday on federal charges of selling phony identification documents, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced.

Xavier Gonzalez, 26, and Mario Soto, 37, were arrested in the Buffalo area. Jorge Garcia, 36, was taken into custody in Texas and will be returned to Buffalo. Their cases are unrelated, Hochul said.

Gonzalez and Garcia were charged with selling more than five sets of identification documents to a federal informant. Soto was charged with selling a Social Security card.

Gonzalez and Soto appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy and were released on bond.