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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ANGELA DODGE

MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx

        

 

Border Patrol Imposter Sentenced for Fraud Scheme

 

McALLEN, Texas – A legal permanent resident from Cuba who resided in Mission has been sentenced to federal prison for impersonating an officer of the United States, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Eugene Agustin Munoz-Canellas, 55, pleaded guilty Nov. 16, 2016.

 

Today, U.S. District Judge Randy Crane sentenced Munoz-Canellas to 18 months in federal prison. Not a U.S. citizen, he is expected to face deportation proceedings following his release. In handing down the sentence, Judge Crane considered the defendant’s extensive criminal history of theft and fraud and noted the need to impose a sentence that protected the community and promoted respect for the law.

 

From July 2015 to Sept. 23, 2016, Munoz falsely claimed to be an U.S. Border Patrol agent. Using that position, Munoz illegally solicited bribe payments from multiple individuals seeking legal status in the United States.

 

Munoz-Canellas has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of Professional Responsibility and Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristen Rees prosecuted the case.

 

Nina Pruneda, Public Affairs Officer

Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)



Comments:
Well, isn't that interesting that someone who is in the United States illegally would be posing as a US Border Patrol Agent.

Investigators said he claimed he could get legal permanent status for a Mexican national for $7,000 and was paid $2,800 up front. The Mexican national was actually an informant. Munoz Canellas was previously convicted on a theft charge.
Posted by Nick Elodeon at 3/7/2017 9:44:33 AM

But read the article, he is a legal permanent resident.
Posted by SonotBoi at 3/7/2017 12:05:52 PM

I read the article and don't have a clue why I said he was illegal. In any case, he faces deportation after serving his prison term.
Posted by Nick Elodeon at 3/8/2017 12:21:15 AM

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