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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Illegal Alien Charged With Possession Of False Documentation

PITTSBURGH - An alien found in Pittsburgh has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of possession of a fraudulent alien document, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment returned on June 17 named Francisco Aguilar-Moreno, 40, of Mexico, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on May 28, 2014, Aguilar-Moreno possessed a fraudulent Permanent Resident Alien Card (Form I-551), which he knew to be forged, counterfeited, altered and falsely made.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Mary McKeen Houghton is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 14, 2015