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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Document Fraud Leads to Federal Prison for Illegal Alien

Used Another’s Green Card and Social Security Number to Get Work

A Guatemalan man who unlawfully used a fraudulent identification document was sentenced today to almost three months in federal prison.

Miguel Abel Raymundo-Perez, age 25, a citizen of Guatemala illegally present in the United States and residing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a May 17, 2018 guilty plea to one count of unlawful use of identification documents.

At the guilty plea, Raymundo-Perez, an illegal alien, admitted that on May 24, 2014, he used a fraudulent Green Card when completing employment forms to get a job in Cedar Rapids.  The social security account number and the Green Card number used by Raymundo-Perez belonged to other people.  Raymundo-Perez also used the same fraudulent Green Card and social security account number when applying for work in Cedar Rapids in October 2014. 

Raymundo-Perez was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade.  Raymundo-Perez was sentenced to 84 days’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Raymundo-Perez is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be turned over to immigration officials.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel C. Tvedt and investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.  Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.  The case file number is 18-CR-26-LRR.

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Updated June 28, 2018