24-year-old Jared Gonzalez-Borjorquez was detained at McCarran Airport on Dec. 28, 2012 for allegedly trying to pass off a fake passport and visa. It wasn't his first time.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers said Gonzalez-Borjorquez was traveling with a counterfeit Mexican passport and fraudulent non-immigrant visa when he arrived at the airport from Guadalajara.
When he attempted to apply for admission to the United States, officers noted his passport and visa lacked the security features found on genuine documents.
Gonzalez-Borjorquez was arrested and charged with illegal re-entry, use of a false passport and fraud and misuse of visas, permits and other documents.
It turns out Gonzalez-Borjorquez had been deported in Nov. 2012 after numerous attempts to re-enter the U.S. illegally.
"CBP officers are well trained in detecting fraudulent documents and apprehending imposters. This is one example of their diligence and vigilance," said Todd C. Owen, CBP Director of Field Operations in Los Angeles.
Gonzalez-Borjorquez made his first court appearance on Jan. 2. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 16.
Copyright 2013 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
Friday, July 25 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:46:04 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.More >
Prosecutors deciding whether to charge a California man who says he fatally shot a violent burglar in the back in an alley as she fled his home face a difficult decision because the case falls in a gray area involving...More >