Illegal Immigrant Sentenced for Using False ID to Apply for Local Jobs

A Guatemalan man has been sentenced for using false identification when applying for a job in Independence and Garnavillo.

18-year old Rudi Zamora-Samol of Postville was illegally living in the United States. He was sentenced to more than two months in federal prison on Friday.

Zamora-Samol pleaded guilty in August to one count of unlawful use of identification documents. He admitted using a fake Social Security card and a fraudulent green card when filling out an employment form at an Independence business in May. He also used the same fraudulent documents when applying for work in Garnavillo in April of last year.

He is being held in U.S. Marshal’s custody until he can be turned over to immigration officials.