Bulgarian plans plea in Ore.-Ohio ID theft case

Doitchin Krastev
Doitchin Krastev

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Bulgarian man accused of stealing the name of an Ohio boy that he used to get a job with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission is expected to plead guilty in federal court next week.

The Oregonian reports court records show Doitchin Krastev is scheduled to change his plea before U.S. District Judge James Redden in Portland on Nov. 3.

Federal prosecutors charged Krastev with making a false statement on a passport and aggravated identity theft. Krastev came to the United States as a student in the late 1990s and later attended college before vanishing.

He surfaced in Colorado before moving to Oregon. He worked for the OLCC for eight years, until investigators learned his true identity was not Jason Evers, an Ohio boy killed in 1982 when Krastev was still in Bulgaria.

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