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Panama National Charged With Possession of Fraudulent Immigration Documents

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that FELIX ANTONIO SANCHEZ-GOMEZ, age 54, a citizen of the Republic of Panama, was charged on Thursday, August 8, 2019 in a one-count bill of information with possession of fraudulent immigration documents, in violation of 18 U.S.C. ' 1546(a).

According to the bill of information, FELIX ANTONIO SANCHEZ-GOMEZ possessed a counterfeit Permanent Resident card, in violation of 18 U.S.C. ' 1546(a).

If convicted, FELIX ANTONIO SANCHEZ-GOMEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of up to $250,000.00; two years supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.

U. S. Attorney Strasser reiterated that a bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated August 9, 2019

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