SANTA ANA – A San Ysidro man has been charged for impersonating a federal agent and using a false website to defraud more than 25 Orange County victims seeking immigration assistance, including green cards and United States cards.
According to the Southern California United States Attorney’s Office, 52-year-old Davyd George Brand Jimenez has been charged and is a fugitive.
The federal indictment against Brand Jimenez includes:
According to federal authorities, Brand Jimenez targeted undocumented members of the Latino community, allegedly telling the victims that he could get help with work permits, legal residency in the United States, and the United States.
The indictment stated that Brand Jimenez allegedly acted as an ice agent, including displaying a fake ICE badge.
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“Under this persona, he promised to help his victims, most of whom were in the United States illegally, to obtain legal residency or green cards, work permits or US citizenship,” federal authorities said.
According to the indictment, from April 2019 to November 2020, Brand Jimenez charged each victim between $10,000 and $20,000.
In addition to falsely claiming to be a federal ICE agent or a federal “Haeland Security” official, Brand Jimenez allegedly sometimes told victims he was a federal “G-18” official, which is a non-existent position, the indictment showed.
Authorities reported that Brand Jimenez did not provide the victims with any immigration documents and did not obtain any immigration benefits for them, and because he did not provide any immigration benefits for his victims, he claimed that the immigration documents were in the names of the victims, who fraudulently displayed the logo. in the eros of Donec’s pregnant throat.
Jimenez also allegedly fabricated a delayed removal order and claimed on one of his victims that she was to be deported as evidence that the victim was not, which was not true, federal authorities reported.
The indictment stated that, in another case, Brand Jimenez allegedly provided the victim with a valid social security card, a US passport card, and California identification, and instructed the victim to use those documents in a false name. permission to reside and work in the United States of America.
Mark Jimenez is considered a fugitive after failing to appear for a sentencing hearing after pleading guilty in a federal drug trafficking case in San Diego.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Southern California said if Brand Jimenez is convicted on all counts, he would face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for each count of wire fraud and wire fraud, and 10 years in prison for each count of abuse. Diploma, five years in federal prison for each count of misuse of a government identity, three years in federal prison for each count of federal impersonation, and one sentence of two years in prison for each count of aggravated identity theft.
Anyone with information about Jimenez’s current whereabouts is urged to immediately call the FBI’s toll-free tip line (1-800-225-5324) or https://tips.fbi.gov/, the United States Marshals Service at 1-877-WANTED -2.