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Illegal Alien Who Used a Fake Name and Another Person’s Social Security Number Sentenced to Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Arrested in Iowa for OWI More Than Six Years after Absconding from ICE Supervision While Awaiting Deportation

A man who used another person’s Social Security number to get a job and for tax purposes was sentenced today to three months in federal prison.

Pedro Brito-Raymundo, age 23, a citizen of Guatemala illegally present in the United States and residing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a guilty plea today to one count of misuse of a social security number.

During the guilty plea portion of the hearing, Brito-Raymundo admitted that on December 26, 2019, he used an alias name and a fraudulent social security card and a fraudulent permanent resident card, also known as a “green card,” on employment forms and state and federal tax forms when applying for work in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The Social Security account number and the Alien Registration number on the “green card” were issued to other people.  Brito-Raymundo worked using that person’s social security number until he was arrested by immigration officials on February 22, 2020, at his place of employment. 

Immigration officials learned about Brito-Raymundo after he was arrested on February 21, 2020, in Linn County, Iowa, on pending state criminal charges for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.  Analysis of Brito-Raymundo’s fingerprints showed that he was ordered deported from the United States in November 2013 but had knowingly absconded from ICE supervision.

Brito-Raymundo was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Brito-Raymundo was sentenced to 93 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.

Brito-Raymundo 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 Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.

Court file information at  

The case file number is 20-CR-19.

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Updated June 3, 2020