Posted: Mar 21, 2012 8:12 AM by AP
Updated: Mar 21, 2012 8:13 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Gonzales man must report to federal prison April 23 to begin a one-year sentence for using a counterfeit court document to obtain a fortune from members of his wife's family.
The document bore the forged signature of deceased Chief U.S. District Judge Ralph E. Tyson.
Brandon M. Del Bosque received his sentence Tuesday in Baton Rouge from Tyson's successor, Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson. That was after Del Bosque informed the judge he recently inherited $225,000 from the estate of a deceased family member.
The Advocate reports Del Bosque was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service after agents received a copy of the bogus document bearing Tyson's forged signature.