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Thursday, April 21, 2016

San Antonio Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Wire Fraud Charges in Connection with Immigration Document Fraud Scheme

In San Antonio, 41-year-old Yvette Marie Rodriguez (aka “Anna DeHoyos”) pleaded guilty to a fraudulent scheme whereby she professed to be an Immigration official who could provide immigration documents to undocumented aliens announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division. 

Appearing in federal court today, Rodriguez pleaded guilty to eight counts of wire fraud.  By pleading guilty, Rodriguez admitted that from January 2011 to December 2013, she solicited and received over $30,000 from undocumented immigrants interested in paying for special assistance in obtaining Permanent Residency and United States Citizenship papers.  According to court documents, Rodriguez would charge clients up to $6,000 for her processing services.  However, she never provided the requested immigration documents because she was never in a position to obtain said documents.

Rodriguez remains on bond pending sentencing scheduled for August 3, 2016, before United States District Judge Xavier Rodriguez.    Each wire fraud charge calls for up to 20 years in federal prison.

This case was investigated by the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Professional Responsibility.  Assistant United States Attorney Greg Surovic is prosecuting this case on behalf of the Government.

Updated April 21, 2016