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|February 20, 2019|
Ex-Guatemala police official indicted
LOS ANGELES - (INT) – A one-time police official in Guatemala, now living in Fontana, is under suspicion of visa fraud in the U.S.
An indictment alleges that Catalino Valiente Alonzo, a former police chief in Guatemala’s second-largest city, entered the United States 5-years ago with a Lawful Permanent Resident card he fraudulently obtained by failing to disclose that he had been arrested and tried for kidnapping and murder in Guatemala. He was twice convicted, but freed after his appeals proved successful.
An indictment on the fraud charges issued in Los Angeles contains allegations that Alonzo, now 77, committed a crime.
It is unclear if charges remain pending against Alonzo in Guatemala.
If he were to be convicted in California of visa fraud, Alonzo would face a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.
Story Date: February 13, 2018