ILLEGAL ALIEN SENTENCED IN FEDERAL COURT
SILVESTRE PEREZ-PEREZ, age 29, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. to approximately six (6) months imprisonment, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Lemelle ordered that PEREZ be placed on three (3) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.
According to court documents, on January 5, 2011, PEREZ pled guilty to two counts of an indictment charging him with producing and knowingly transferring a false Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and knowing that the fraudulent document was produced without lawful authority. Additionally, PEREZ pled guilty to one count of knowingly producing and possessing templates for TWIC cards and Permanent Resident cards, with intent that the document-making implements would be used to produce false identification documents.
The case was investigated by agents of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations Resident Agent in Charge office in Houma, Louisiana. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.
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