Anchorage — A Former Anchorage Police Officer who entered the country illegally using a stolen identity was sentenced in state court Friday on related charges.
Rafael Mora-Lopez was in State Superior Court Friday on charges of falsifying Permanent Fund Dividend applications since 1991.
Judge Michael Wolverton sentenced Mora-Lopes to 24 month in jail with all of that suspended – meaning he won’t spend time behind bars on the state charges.
He says he made a mistake a long time ago and wishes he could now take it back.
“To the people of Anchorage I want to apologize for what I did.” Lopez said at the sentencing hearing. “All I wanted to do was serve you.”
For 20 years Mora-Lopez pretended to be Rafael Alberto Espinoza – a U.S. citizen currently living in Mexico.
In August a federal judge sentenced Mora-Lopez to three months in jail for passport fraud and false claim of U.S. citizenship.