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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Illegal Alien Sentenced For Identity Theft

Hattiesburg, Miss - Moises Perez-Torales, 28 of Vera Cruz, Mexico was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to serve 24 months in federal prison followed by one year of supervised release for knowingly possessing and using a means of identification of another person, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis.


Perez-Torales, who was in the United States illegally, used a stolen social security number to create false documents to represent himself as a U.S. citizen to obtain employment.


The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations with assistance from the Forrest County Sheriff’s Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.


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