An illegal Mexican immigrant living in North Carolina has been sentenced to seven years in prison after authorities say he impersonated a Customs Border Patrol officer and tricked illegal immigrants into paying him for proper documentation.
Prosecutors say Roberto Diosdado-Star wore a Customs Border Patrol uniform that included a badge, hat and Homeland Security shield.
Authorities say Diosdado-Star collected more than $200,000 from Hispanic individuals seeking legal documentation for themselves or family members and used the money to buy several vehicles and a house in Raleigh.
Diosdado-Star pleaded guilty to visa fraud and illegal re-entry
in February and was sentenced Thursday.
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