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July 12, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAN SENTENCED TO 16 MONTHS FOR IMMIGRATION DOCUMENT FRAUD
Baltimore, Maryland - Oscar Cervantes-Alvarez, age 30, of Baltimore, plead guilty and was sentenced today to 16 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for immigration document fraud, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to the statement of facts presented to the court today at his guilty plea, on April 17, 2006 Baltimore City police officers approached Cervantes-Alvarez to interview him. As the officers approached, they saw Cervantes-Alvarez pull a piece of paper from his pants pocket and throw it to the ground. The officers recovered the paper and determined it to be a dollar bill containing marijuana. They arrested Cervantes-Alvarez. The officers recovered from Cervantes-Alvarez four counterfeit social security cards, two counterfeit resident alien cards, and one counterfeit alien employment authorization card. None of the cards was in the name of or bore the picture of Cervantes-Alvarez. Each of the cards bore a social security number or alien number belonging to a person other than the person named on the card.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Social Security Administration - Office of Inspector General and the Baltimore City Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie Gallagher, who prosecuted the case.
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