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On Thursday, it was announced that a man from Guatemala had been convicted in federal court in Nebraska.

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OMAHA, Neb. – On Thursday, it was announced that a man from Guatemala had been convicted in federal court in Nebraska.

Estuardo Hernando Ruiz-Orozco, 51, was convicted in federal court in Omaha of conspiracy to produce and transfer fraudulent documents.

U.S. Chief District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Ruiz-Orozco to 24 months in prison.

Prior to sentencing, Ruiz-Orozco had lost $17,561.00 as proceeds or otherwise facilitating the fraudulent document scheme. There is no parole in the federal system.

After his release from prison, he will begin a sentence of 3 years of probation. Ruiz-Orozco will be deported by US immigration authorities after serving his prison sentence.

In the spring of 2020, law enforcement officers investigating an identity theft case involving the use of a deceased person’s social security number learned that fraudulent identity documents could be obtained from of a co-conspirator residing in Fremont, Nebraska.

During the year, investigators purchased several fraudulent documents – Social Security cards, state driver’s license and Lawful Permanent Resident (I-551) cards – from the co-conspirator, who was receiving dozens of packages from California via US mail.

Investigators have determined that another co-conspirator residing in Pomona, California was the source of the fraudulent documents mailed to Nebraska.

Investigators determined that Ruiz-Orozco, residing in Wakefield, Nebraska, was also selling fraudulent documents obtained from the California supplier.

On October 7, 2020, an undercover agent ordered fraudulent identity documents from Ruiz-Orozco. On October 15, 2020, the defendant produced a driver’s license, an I-551, and a social security card to the undercover officer.

Investigators planned and executed coordinated arrests of the defendants on April 14, 2021.

Investigators obtained warrants to search the residences and cars of defendants in Nebraska, producing dozens of forged federal and state ID cards, blank card stock to be used to produce fraudulent documents and nine notebooks containing the names of clients and biographical information.

The trials of the other defendants are scheduled for June 21, 2022.

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