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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Mexican Citizen Enters Guilty Plea for Immigration Fraud

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Ricardo Garcia De Jesus, age 29, and a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty today to immigration fraud.

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, Garcia De Jesus admitted that he possessed a counterfeit alien registration receipt card (green card) in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Garcia De Jesus also admitted that he was a citizen of Mexico, and that he was in the United States unlawfully.    

As a result of his conviction, Garcia De Jesus faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 when he is sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn on August 1, 2019.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

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

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated April 4, 2019