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Lutz Man Pleads Guilty To Firearms Possession And Aggravated Identity Theft Scheme

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

Tampa, Florida – Jorge Delgado-Macias (44, Lutz) has pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as an illegal alien and aggravated identity theft. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on the firearm charge and a mandatory consecutive two-year term of imprisonment on the aggravated identity theft charge.

According to the plea agreement, on October 17, 2018, deputies from the Hillsborough County Sheriff Office executed a search warrant at Delgado-Macias’s home, where they seized a 9mm pistol and a .40 caliber pistol, along with numerous rounds of ammunition. Delgado-Macias acknowledged to the deputies that the firearms were his, that he was a citizen of Mexico, and that he was unlawfully present in the United States. Also in his possession was a Florida driver license in the name of “JT, Jr.” Delgado-Macias told the deputies that he had purchased a California birth certificate and Social Security number for “JT” some years ago for $500, and that he had later used those documents to obtain the Florida license in the name of “JT, Jr.”

This case was investigated by the U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, with assistance from the Hillsborough County Sheriff Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jay L. Hoffer.

Updated May 28, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Identity Theft