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Gautier Man Sentenced for Aggravated Identity Theft

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


Gulfport, Miss – Edgardo Batiz Medina, 30, a resident of Gautier and native of Puerto Rico, was sentenced on October 22, 2015, by Chief District Judge Louis Guirola, to two years in federal prison followed by one year of supervised release for his role in the sale of fraudulent birth certificates and social security cards, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today.

Batiz Medina was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine as well as restitution in the amount of $1750 to Homeland Security Investigations for money paid for fraudulent identification documents in the undercover investigation.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

Updated October 23, 2015