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

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New Philadelphia Man Indicted For False Identification Crimes

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Julio Tzip-Yac, aka Bush, age 30, of New Philadelphia, Ohio, charging one count of possession of document-making implements and four counts of fraudulent identification documents, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.       

The first count alleges that from on or about June 27, 2013, the defendant was in possession of a computer, two identification card printers, and other equipment which was capable of producing counterfeit alien registration cards, Social Security cards and state driver’s licenses.

The remaining counts allege that on various dates in 2012 and 2013, Tzip-Yac, transferred matched sets of false alien registration cards, Social Security cards, and driver’s licenses.

The indictment is a result of a joint investigation conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Phillip J. Tripi.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated March 12, 2015