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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 26, 2016

Gulfport Resident Sentenced to Prison for Aggravated Identity Theft

Gulfport, Miss – Gregorio Medina, a/k/a Gregorio Villanueva-Medina, 36, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola to two years in federal prison followed by one year of supervised release for aggravated identity theft, U. S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today. Medina was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

Medina, a resident of Gulfport and native of Honduras, was working at the Gulfport Shipyard using a stolen identity. The fraud was discovered when the victim, a resident of West Virginia, received a notice from IRS that he owed back taxes for his work at the shipyard. Medina began working at the shipyard in 2014 earning $48,610 and $64,805 in 2015. He used the victim’s identity and claimed to be a U.S. citizen to obtain the job.

This case was investigated by Gulfport Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

Topic(s): 
Identity Theft
Updated August 26, 2016