Former Indiana resident sentenced in Puerto Rican ID theft ring

Justin L. Mack reports:

A Mexican national with Indiana ties was sentenced Wednesday to more than six years in prison for running a Puerto Rican identity trafficking ring.

Enrique Rogelio Mendez-Solis, 40, formerly of Seymour, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for his role in trafficking the identities and corresponding identity documents of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.

Mendez-Solis, who also went by the names Rogelio Quero-Mendez and Roberto Marquez-Prada, was sentenced to 81 months in prison, the Justice Department said. He also was ordered to served three years on supervised release and to forfeit $422,793 that he acquired illegally.

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