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Alleged UGA killer’s brother has first appearance set in federal court for fraudulent green card

Updated: Feb 29

By Joe Johnson

The brother of the man charged with the murder last week of a student on the University of Georgia campus will be making his initial appearance in federal court to face a charge that he possessed a fake green card.

Diego Ibarra, a 29-year-old Venezuelan national, is charged by criminal complaint with one count of possession of a fraudulent document.

If convicted, he could be sentenced to a maximum of ten years in prison.

Authorities say that he was found with the fake green card when questioned by police in connection with the death of Laken Hope Riley.

He lived at a South Mille Avenue apartment complex with his brother, Jose Antonio Ibarra, who was arrested and charged with murder and other crimes for Riley's death.

According to the criminal complaint and sworn affidavit, since entering the country, Diego Ibarra has been arrested three times by Athens-Clarke County police: on Sept. 25 for DUI and driving without a license; on Oct. 27 for theft by shoplifting; and on Dec. 8 for failure to appear in court.

He is scheduled for his first appearance at 2:30 p.m. next Monday before Magistrate Judge Charles Weigle at U.S. District Court in Macon.




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I can't help but wonder if Diego had been handled correctly, considering his repeated offenses, would he have encouraged his parasite brother to join him in this "soft on crime" city. At some point, the mayor needs to explain if the death of Laken Riley is just a cost of doing business or collateral damage in the cause for which he represents.

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juanmachado
juanmachado
28 de fev.

CCN, is he in jail already or just supposed to show up for court? If law enforcement doesn't have him in jail, do you think he is going to show up ???

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Respondendo a

He has been in the Athens jail since February 23

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BS Detector
BS Detector
28 de fev.

How about send him back instead of paying for him being in jail/prison ?

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