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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.
- Man Fakes Illegal Immigrant Status (patspapers.com)
- Man avoids jail by faking illegal immigrant status (sfgate.com)
- U.S. man fakes immigration status to avoid jail (cbsnews.com)
- US ‘dumping criminals at border’ (bbc.co.uk)
Sharalyn Cooper and her family had been looking for their miniature pinscher, Fadidle, for about eight months when they finally received a call that shocked the entire family. Seeing as the pup was only one-year-old when she went missing, and so much time had passed, it was unlikely that a reunion was in the future for this family.
Thanks to a Good Samaritan, the young pinscher was brought to an animal shelter in San Diego, CA where they were able to check out the microchip that had been placed under the dogs skin. Workers were shocked to see that Fadidle had traveled from Salt Lake City, Utah, over 750 miles.
Soon after making this realization, it was arranged to have Fadidle fly out to reunite with the family that she had been away from for almost a year. Everyone was relieved and gives most of the credit to that of the microchip.
At Salt Lake International, the Cooper family were overcome with joy at their reunion with Fadidle but wondered what could have happened in the eight long months they had been parted from her.
It is their belief that she was stolen.
Other family members joked that Fadidle had even managed to travel further afield than they ever had, with Mrs Cooper’s son Darien quipping: ‘She’s lucky. She got on a plane before even I did!’