Jaime Alvarado, 27, is an American citizen, but after being caught dealing cocaine, he decided to tell police that he was an illegal immigrant in an attempt at being deported back to Mexico instead. He said he was Mexican Saul Quiroz and pleaded guilty to having both cocaine and heroin and intending on distributing.
He lied about his birth date and claimed he was an illegal immigrant TWICE in front of judges.
Alvarado was facing a sentence of up to 15 years but instead was deported, according to court records.
After being deported, Alvarado who was from Salt Lake City, Utah, returned back to the US, using his real passport. If he would have stayed out of trouble, he could have avoided having been caught, but instead, he resorted back to his old ways. He was arrested on charges that were related to a previous case.
A letter that he had written to the judge explained that he did in fact lie about his identity, and asked for leniency because his family had depended on him.
He wrote: ‘I have a good job right now, a lot of little girls waiting for me and a family that will support me. It’s my first offence and my last. I want to spend the rest of my life with my kids!’
Although he was released, he was again charged in Utah’s 3rd District Court. Unfortunately, he failed to report to state authorities and now a warrant has been issued for his arrest. I don’t know about you, but I’d be willing to bet he went back to Mexico.