Illegal Immigrant Murderer Lived in U.S. Off Federal Subsidies

An escaped murder who entered the United States illegally used a fake Social Security card to obtain federally subsidized housing, the Washington Examiner reports.

Thirty-six-year-old Juan Barrera escaped from a Panamanian prison in early 2008.

Barrera was arrested by federal authorities in Washington, D.C., this past January and, according to the paper, told authorities he used the fake Social Security card to obtain a driver's license and secure his subsidized apartment.

The FBI began an around-the-clock investigation of him after an anonymous caller claimed Barrera was planning to fire a rocket launcher at a Metro train.

Authorities said in court documents that authorities concluded that Barrera did not own a rocket launcher and was not planning to attack a Metro train, according to the paper.

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