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Two Miami Men Plead Guilty to Aggravated Identity Theft

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

Gulfport, Miss. – Alexey Aguilera, 38, and Jorge Alberto Perez, 57, both of Miami, Florida,  pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Jere T. Miles with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in New Orleans.

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

Aguilera will be sentenced by Judge Ozerden on July 31, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., and Perez will be sentenced on August 8, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.  Both defendants face a mandatory penalty of 2 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 

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

Updated May 2, 2019

Topic
Identity Theft