SIOUX CITY – An illegal Mexican alien who came to the attention of ICE after he was arrested in Iowa for driving without a license and admitted purchasing a counterfeit social security card has been sent to prison.
Miguel Angel Prieto-Soto, age 33, from Mexico, received the sentence after an April 12, 2019, guilty plea to one count of unlawful use of identification documents.
At the guilty plea, Prieto-Soto admitted he had purchased a counterfeit permanent resident alien card and counterfeit social security card from an individual in Omaha for $200. Prieto-Soto admitted he had used his real name on both cards. He further admitted that he presented the counterfeit documents to Bliek’s Custom Fab in Hull, Iowa, for the purposes of obtaining employment.
Prieto-Soto was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand. Prieto-Soto was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a 1-year term of supervised release.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Fletcher and investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and theEnforcement and Removal Office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau.