Man charged with obtaining false documents

Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

ANCHORAGE — A 41-year-old Anchorage man has been indicted on federal charges of falsely claiming American citizenship and falsely applying for a Social Security card.

Prosecutors expect Alvaro Jimenez-Aguilar, a native of Costa Rica, to plead guilty Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Jimenez-Aguilar assumed the identity of a deceased relative — the nephew of his wife — to remain illegally in the United States. The nephew had been a U.S. citizen.

At the time of the marriage, both Jimenez-Aguilar and his wife had overstayed their visas. She eventually returned to Costa Rica and was denied re-entry to the United States.

Prosecutors say Jimenez-Aguilar obtained the dead man’s Virginia birth certificate and a duplicate Social Security card. He’s accused of using the false identity to seek a permanent fund dividend and motor vehicle documents.

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