The United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Alejandro Rubi Perez, 35, of Grand Island, Nebraska, was sentenced Friday in Lincoln by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard for misuse of a social security number.

Rubi Perez was sentenced to time-served with two years supervised release with special conditions to follow.

On May 17, 2018, Alejandro Rubi Perez filled out and signed a Form I-9 in order to begin employment with Strobel Energy Group in Nebraska.  Using the identity and social security number of a true U.S. Citizen. 

On Form I-9, he filled in the blanks for his “U.S. Social Security Number” as XXX-XX-7300.  As verification of the information provided on the Form I-9, he provided a signed social security card that bore a United States government agency seal and stated that XXX-XX-7300 was the number established for him.

Rubi Perez knew that the social security number he had given the employer was not the one assigned to him by the Commissioner of Social Security. 

Rubi Perez made this false representation to satisfy Section 274A(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations.