Man sentenced to probation, ordered to cooperate with ICE
WILLMAR -- The man who reapplied for a Minnesota identification card using the same false identity under which he was arrested during the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Cross Check was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in jail...
WILLMAR -- The man who reapplied for a Minnesota identification card using the same false identity under which he was arrested during the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Cross Check was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in jail, which was stayed, a $50 fine and three years of probation.
As part of his sentence in Kandiyohi County District Court, Jose Manuel Ramirez-Calix was ordered to serve 134 days in jail, with credit for 134 days already served, and was ordered to cooperate with ICE agents.
Four additional felony charges against Ramirez-Calix were dismissed.
The charges were filed after Willmar police were contacted by ICE agents on Jan. 25 regarding Ramirez-Calix, who was arrested during the ICE activity in Willmar in April 2007.
At that time, he had a Honduran identification card in his real name and a Jennie-O Turkey Store identification card in the name of Luis Angel Gonzalez Rivera.
Ramirez-Calix later bailed out of jail on the ICE charges. On Aug. 1, 2007, he reapplied for another Minnesota driver's license/identification card under the Rivera name.
The application used the same Puerto Rican birth certificate and Social Security number, but included an address with a house number that was one number different than the address on the card confiscated by ICE.
During the investigation, the Willmar department received information that identified Ramirez-Calix as a Honduran national. Data from the Department of Public Safety showed he had first used the Puerto Rican birth certificate and Social Security number to obtain a Minnesota ID card in November 2005.
The photo with that application matched the photo taken by ICE agents in April 2007.
Authorities contacted Jennie-O Turkey Store and received employment documents signed under the false name in May 2006 and a photo that also matches the ICE photo. Ramirez-Calix had admitted to ICE officials that he had worked at Jennie-O under the Rivera name.