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Clearwater Man Sentenced To 2 Years In Federal Prison For Immigration Document Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, Florida - U.S. District Judge James S. Moody, Jr. today sentenced Mario Cabrera (34, Clearwater) to 24 months in federal prison for immigration document fraud. The court also ordered him to forfeit electronics and computer equipment, which were used to commit the offense. Cabrera pleaded guilty on November 26, 2012.

“When Homeland Security Investigations special agents executed a search warrant at Mr. Cabrera’s residence, they uncovered more than 100 fraudulent documents, “ said Susan McCormick, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations Tampa. “Mr. Cabrera was providing these documents to people trying to evade the legal immigration process. These individuals could be threats to public safety, or even worse, national security.”

According to court documents, Cabrera sold counterfeit documents, including driver's licenses, social security cards, and permanent resident alien cards to a confidential informant on multiple occasions.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sara C. Sweeney.

Updated January 26, 2015