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Document and Benefit Fraud
03/17/2008

Illegal aliens sentenced on immigration, fraud and identity-theft charges

DAVENPORT, Iowa - The last two of 20 former employees of a West Burlington, Iowa, concrete company were sentenced here today in U.S. District Court on immigration, identity-theft and document-fraud charges. These sentences resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The 20 former employees of Iowa Pre-Stressed Concrete (IPC) in West Burlington were illegal aliens who were indicted May 16, 2007 on various charges, including: fraud and misusing documents, using false immigration identification documents, making false statements in immigration documents, misusing a Social Security number, illegally re-entering the United States after deportation, aggravated identify theft, and falsely claiming U.S. citizenship to obtain employment. All 20 are from Mexico.

Beginning in early 2007, ICE agents began investigating IPC employees' use of bogus documents, such as Social Security cards and resident alien cards, and use of bogus identifiers, including names, Social Security numbers and alien registrations numbers, to illegally gain employment.

Following the investigation, ICE agents identified 20 aliens who had used false documents and identifiers, including identifiers stolen from other persons. On April 19, 2007, ICE agents, with assistance from the Social Security Administration's Office of Inspector General and local law enforcement agencies, executed 17 criminal arrest warrants. Three other employees were subsequently arrested.

U.S. District Court Judge John A. Jarvey imposed the following sentences:

  • Eleuterio Garcia-Gil, 46, pleaded guilty to misusing an immigration document and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced March 17 to 24 months and one day in prison.
  • Victor Manuel Peregrino-Solis, 35, pleaded guilty to making a false statement in an immigration document and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced March 17 to 24 months and one day in prison.
  • Sergio Guillen-Figueroa, 35, pleaded guilty to misusing a social security number and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced Jan. 28 to 24 months and one day in prison.
  • Juan Antonio Lopez-Martinez, 28, pleaded guilty to misusing an immigration document and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced Jan. 28 to 24 months and one day in prison.
  • Eliazar Garcia-Vega, 28, pleaded guilty to fraud and misusing documents, illegal re-entry after deportation, and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced Jan. 18 to 30 months in prison.
  • Reinaldo Garcia-Munoz, 21, pleaded guilty to fraud and misusing documents, misusing a Social Security number, and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced Jan. 18 to 24 months and one day in prison.
  • Carmelo Moreira-Martinez, 20, pleaded guilty to making false statements in an immigration document, falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen to gain employment, misusing a Social Security number, and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced Jan. 18 to 24 months and one day in prison.
  • Ezequiel Oronia-Vera, 31, pleaded guilty to fraud and misusing documents, and was found guilty of aggravated identity theft at a bench trial before U.S. District Court Judge John Jarvey. He was sentenced Jan. 18 to 24 months and one day in prison.
  • Adalberto Ayala-Fuentes, 23, pleaded guilty to misusing a Social Security number and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced Dec. 17, 2007 to 24 months and one day in prison.
  • Jesus Quiroz-Lopez, 24, pleaded guilty to misusing a Social Security number and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced Dec. 17, 2007 to 24 months and one day in prison.
  • Jose Javier Munoz-Camarillo, 54, pleaded guilty to misusing a Social Security number and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced Dec. 17, 2007 to 24 months and one day in prison.
  • Lorenzo Garcia-Ignocencio, 47, pleaded guilty to misusing a Social Security number and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced Dec. 17, 2007 to 24 months and one day in prison.
  • Jose Martinez-Hernandez, 28, pleaded guilty to misusing a Social Security number and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced Dec. 17, 2007 to 24 months and one day in prison.
  • Pablo Lopez-Martinez, 20, pleaded guilty to misusing a Social Security number and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced Dec. 17, 2007 to 24 months and one day in prison.
  • Juan Gabriel Garcia-Vasquez, 23, pled guilty to misusing a Social Security number and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced Dec. 17, 2007 to 24 months and one day in prison.
  • Jesus Munoz-Lopez, 33, pleaded guilty to fraud and misusing documents and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced Dec. 10, 2007 to 24 months and one day in prison.
  • Daniel Ayala, 27, pleaded guilty to fraud and misusing documents. He was sentenced Nov. 26, 2007 to time served. Ayala was remanded to ICE custody for removal proceedings.
  • Francisco Raul NaJera-Gonzalez, 24, pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and misusing documents and was sentenced Nov. 26, 2007 to time served. NaJera-Gonzalez was remanded to ICE custody for removal proceedings.
  • Ruben Moncada-Munoz, 28, pleaded guilty to fraud and misusing documents, and was sentenced Nov. 26, 2007 to time served. He was remanded to ICE custody for removal proceedings.
  • Adelino Nunez-Martinez, 38, pleaded guilty to fraud and misusing documents, and misuse of a Social Security number. He was sentenced Oct. 11, 2007 to time served. Nunez-Martinez was remanded to ICE custody for removal proceedings.

All these aliens are processed for deportation following their release from prison.

These cases were prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa. The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General, the Burlington Police Department, and the West Burlington Police Department.