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Monday, July 18, 2011

Mexican Man Guilty on Identity Theft Violation

Another Mexican immigrant was sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to Identity theft charges.

According to reports, the US District Court in Bangor ordered Cesar Benitez-Salazar to serve a year and 3 months of jail time after four months of litigating his Social Security fraud case.

The 26-year-old Mexican entered the United States by presenting a stolen Social Security ID and other tampered documents. He assumed the identity of Islander Birriel-Lopez to conduct transactions and travel within US territory, reports said.

Reports said a store clerk notified police officers of the dubious appearance of Salazar. She described how the Mexican man attempted to buy alcohol and drove an unlicensed car along Northport town. Salazar then led the police into a chase until his vehicle caught fire.

Bangor officials arrested Salazar in November 2010. He pleaded guilty of Identity theft, Driving under the Influence, and other criminal charges on March 28, 2011.

Salazar is one of the numerous undocumented immigrants that police officers have arrested recently. Authorities have ordered penalties among foreigners who use stolen or fake Social Security numbers in entering US territory.

To resolve the rising number of Identity theft cases, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has partnered with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in implementing E-Verify system. This new technology can trace discrepancy on submitted documents, using the database from two agencies.

When a person fails to provide legal immigration papers or a valid Social Security identification, the authorities can impose fines, jail time, and deportation.

For more information on Social Security law, you may consult with a lawyer in Los Angeles. Your attorney may help you process legal documents to validate your employment in United States. Dial our toll free number at 1-866-772-2889 or email us at for a free case analysis.