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Miami Man Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Aggravated Identity Theft

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

Gulfport, Miss. – Jorge Alberto Perez, 57, of Miami, Florida, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 24 months in federal prison, followed by one year of supervised release, for aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Jere. T. Miles, Special Agent in Charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in New Orleans.  Perez was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.  

On February 17, 2018, Perez was detained by the Gulfport Police Department on suspicion of credit card fraud.  During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Perez was in possession of illegally obtained credit card account information. 

On April 30, 2019, Perez was charged in a criminal information with aggravated identity theft.  He pled guilty before Judge Ozerden the same day.

The Gulfport Police Department and Department of Homeland Security investigated the case. It was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Paul Fortenberry.


Updated August 16, 2019

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