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Gautier Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Indentity Theft

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi


Gulfport, Miss – Edgardo Batiz Medina, 33, a resident of Gautier and a native of Puerto Rico, pled guilty today before Chief District Judge Louis Guirola to aggravated ID theft in a case involving the sale of birth certificates and social security cards, U. S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced.

Batiz Medina will be sentenced on October 22, 2015 and faces a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Annette Williams is prosecuting the case.

Updated July 29, 2015