Guatemalan man sentenced to federal prison for using false documents

EAGLE GROVE — A Guatemalan man has been sentenced to eight months in a federal prison after using false documents to obtain a job in Wright County.

The US Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa’s office says 30-year-old Felix Figueroa-Sanchez received the prison term after pleading guilty to one count of unlawful use of identification documents and one count of illegal re-entry into the US after a felony conviction.

Figueroa-Sanchez admits that he used a Social Security card in December of 2016 bearing a fake name when completing employment forms to obtain a job in Eagle Grove. He also admitted that he illegally returned to the United States after being deported in October 2008 and again in February 2010.

Figueroa-Sanchez was convicted of a felony offense in May 2008 for using a false name and false identification documents to obtain a job in Postville. Immigration agents became aware of his illegal return to the US in August 2017 following his arrest and conviction for assault in Wright County while falsely using the name of the US citizen.

Besides the eight month prison term, Figueroa-Sanchez must also serve a three-year term of supervised release.

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