News and Press Releases


July 13, 2011

ISRAEL HERNANDEZ-GONZALEZ, age 37, a resident of Mexico, pled guilty in federal court today before U. S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance to a two-count indictment charging him with unlawful transfer of fraudulent identification documents, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to court documents, on April 7, 2011, HERNANDEZ knowingly transferred a fraudulent Social Security card and a fraudulent Permanent Resident Card (also known as a “green card”), which appeared to have been issued by or under the authority of the United States, knowing that the documents were produced without lawful authority. HERNANDEZ is an illegal alien.

For each count, HERNANDEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of fifteen (15) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. Sentencing is set for October 19, 2011 at 9:30 A.M.

The case was investigated by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.

(Download Factual Basis )




Return to Top

USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
Disaster Fraud Hotline

If you believe you have been a victim of fraud from a person or an organization soliciting relief funds on behalf of storm victims or have knowledge of waste, abuse, or allegations of mismanagement involving disaster relief operations, contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud toll free at: (866) 720-5721. You can also fax information to: (225) 334-4707 or e-mail it to:

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.

Stay Connected: Visit us on Twitter

Stay Connected: Visit us on Twitter

Justice 101