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A Senegalese national living in Southern California, pleaded guilty on Thursday to pretend to be a dead U.s. citizen, for the 31-year-old to net thousands of dollars at the federal, state, and local government benefits, according to federal prosecutors.
Almamy Baba M, who is living in La Mesa, admitted in San Diego federal court, in order to prevent identity theft, is to recognize that he is being abused, the identity of the Angel, Lindsey, who died in a car crash as a child in 1957, for the purchase of a license.
As part of his plea, Ly admitted that he had been born in that country, and it has no legal status in the U.S.
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Federal prosecutors said Ly, who was arrested in July, in one way or another, obtained from a modified copy of Lindsey’s birth certificate and a Social Security number, California identification card and driver’s license.
Ly also said that he used the military and security of the identity, to ask for and receive more than $80,000 in federal student loans and Pell grants from 2012 to 2019, the U.s. Attorney’s Office said. In his plea agreement, M also applying for nutrition assistance programs, getting thousands and thousands of dollars in benefits to which he was not legally entitled to receive it.
Also, Ly was sentenced to death for various crimes, including theft and selling drugs, including Lindsey’s identity, prosecutors said.
“This is a very elegant and sophisticated fraud, which victimized the AMERICAN taxpayer for a few years now, and have forced the family to once again be a traumatic loss,” the chief Prosecutor of the u.s., Robert Brewer, said. “The finding that a person committed a crime in the name of the child that was lost many years ago brings to unacceptable levels of fear to his next of kin.”
Ly’s attorney, Jeremy Delicino, did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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The prosecutors said that as part of his plea agreement, the M’s agreed to a full refund to the U.S. Department of Education, and the County of San Diego, for more than $88,000 in benefits he fraudulently received.
He faces up to 55 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $ 1 million when he is sentenced in December.