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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

Monday, March 12, 2018

Guatemalan Man Sentenced For Immigration Fraud

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Juan Luis Ortiz Jimenez, age 32, and a citizen of Guatemala, was sentenced today to time served (74 days in jail) for possessing a fraudulent green card.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Thomas E. Feeley, Director of the Buffalo Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

As part of his guilty plea, Ortiz Jimenez admitted that he possessed a counterfeit permanent residency card (“green card”) in Colonie, New York, on December 28, 2017.  ICE Officers found Ortiz Jimenez to be in possession of the counterfeit green card when they arrested him on December 28 for being unlawfully present in the United States.

Following his sentencing, Ortiz Jimenez was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, for removal proceedings. 

This case was investigated by ICE-ERO and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward P. Grogan.

Updated March 13, 2018