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More Grief for Identity Thief, Indicted for Witness Tampering

GULFPORT, Miss. – A Gautier man has been order held without bond for allegedly threatening to kill a man he believed snitched on him in a federal investigation of identity theft.

Edgardo Median, 30, was one of two people arrested earlier this month and accused of selling Puerto Rican birth certificates and Social Security cards to people not authorized to live or work in the U.S.   He had originally been charged with aggravated identity theft and attempt conspiracy to commit identity theft.  A grand jury Wednesday indicted him on two new counts of intimidating witnesses.  The indictment said Medina told a confidential informant that he knew he was a snitch and he would kill him to keep him from testifying.  Medina had been arrested during a sting setup by Homeland Security investigators in Pascagoula.  They said the informant bought the identity paperwork  from him outside of Signal International’s Pascagoula shipyard.  Medina’s first court appearance on the new charges is set for May 27.

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