PASCAGOULA, Miss.- The two men that were arrested for working under assumed names at a Pascagoula shipyard were sentenced Tuesday to deportation. The two men used American names to hide their identities, and to mask their citizenship to the United States.
The Sun Herald reports that court paper show Chris Chirinos, also known as Jose Miguel Ramirez, 41, along with 30-year-old Gabriel De Jesus Ascanio-Salto, were both turned over to immigration authorities on Tuesday.
Court papers do show that the two men had been employed by Southern Sandblasting and Coatings, and were arrested when Homeland Security Investigations made a trip to the VT Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula.
Both of the men waived indictment and plead guilty to a bill of information, admitting they impersonated U.S. citizens by using the identities of others.