TAMPA, Fla.– Elvis Harold Reyes, 56, was sentenced to 20 years and 9 months in federal prison for mail fraud and aggravated identity theft, on Monday.
According to court documents, Reyes was pretending to be an attorney, targeting undocumented immigrants from Spanish speaking countries. He has never been a licensed immigration attorney.
The victims were seeking Florida drivers licenses and work authorization. Reyes tricked them into paying for his services by giving them inaccurate legal information according to officials.
He filed over 225 fraudulent immigration application. According...