A third man was sentenced to federal prison Wednesday, March 28, after pleading guilty to a conspiracy that involved making false statements in applications to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the creation and transfer of false identification documents, and the altering and transferring of foreign passports.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force (DBFTF) and the Florida Highway Patrol.
Rajin A. Latchman, 29, of Winter Garden,
According to court documents, Gaitrie and Rajin Latchman would, for a fee of between $2,500 and $3,000, arrange for illegal aliens to obtain a
The Latchmans also altered I-797Cs and foreign passports. They then coordinated with Shirley so that their customers would make contact only with him when they went to the DHSMV office, thereby avoiding any scrutiny of such documents.
During the period of time that this criminal activity was taking place, Gaitrie Latchman also applied for naturalization and obtained
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sam Armstrong.