Mexican man convicted of assuming U.S. citizen's identity
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An illegal alien from Mexico has been convicted of living in Cedar Falls under the assumed identity of a U.S. citizen, according to a representative at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Juan Bautista-Rubio, 21, was convicted of one count of aggravated identity theft, after a two-day trial in a Cedar Rapids federal court. On May 9, Bautista-Rubio also pled guilty to one count of illegal re-entry into the U.S. after deportation and a count of unlawful use of a fraudulently acquired social security card to gain employment.
Authorities say evidence at the trial showed he used the card to get a job in Waterloo, and falsified information on an Immigration I-9 form in 2012.
Bautista-Rubio has not been sentenced ye, and remains in the custody of U.S. Marshals. He faces a maximum of 14 years in prison, and fines over $750,000.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:41:17 GMT
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