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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 16, 2018

Man Sentenced for Making a False Statement on Loan or Credit Application

United States Attorney Joseph P. Kelly announced that Melchor Ramirez-Chavez, a national of Mexico, was sentenced on March 9, 2018, in Lincoln, Nebraska, by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard, to 12 months and one day imprisonment for making a false statement on a load or credit application.

In March of 2014 the Defendant, Melchor Ramirez-Chavez, applied for a home loan from Equitable Bank using the identity of a deceased relative.  The relative had received a “green card” allowing him to seek employment and other benefits under immigration laws.  Ramirez-Chavez did not have legal immigration status and falsely used the identity of his deceased relative to apply for the loan.

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
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Updated March 16, 2018