Convicted Felon Sentenced for Firearms and Identity Theft Charges
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Kelly R. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, and Manuel Orosa, Chief, Miami Police Department, announce that Miguel Roman, 22, of Miami, was sentenced today before U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro to 102 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.
Roman previously pled guilty to one count of possession of three firearms and ammunition while a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1), one count of possession of 15 or more unauthorized access devices, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029(a)(3), and one count of aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A(a)(1).
According to court documents, during a search warrant on Roman’s apartment, law enforcement discovered three firearms, several boxes of ammunition, a variety of papers and documents reflecting the personally identifying information (PII) of other individuals, including names, dates of birth, and social security numbers, and several debit cards in other individuals’ names. The PII included a notebook containing many handwritten names, dates of birth, and social security numbers of other individuals, together with notations indicating Roman used the PII for fraudulent purposes. Also found were many documents reflecting PII, a large plastic bag containing notebooks of handwritten PII, forms from the Bureau of Prisons reflecting the PII of prisoners, and an envelope containing three treasury checks in other individuals’ names. In total, 1,114 unique names and social security numbers were discovered. Although not directly attributable to the defendant’s conduct, fraudulent tax returns were filed on behalf of at least sixteen of the individuals whose PII was found in Roman’s residence. The amount of loss resulting from the offense is $507,000.
Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of IRS-CI, the FBI, and the City of Miami Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jamie R. Galvin.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.