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ATHENS, Georgia — The brother of Jose Ibarra, a suspect in the Thursday murder of Augusta University student Laken Riley, has been fired from the University of Georgia after he presented a fake green card to work in the school’s cafeteria.

“Diego Ibarra submitted a false green card to the hiring unit to begin a temporary position as a dishwasher at the University of Georgia’s Bolton Dining Hall on February 6, 2024,” UGA spokesperson Greg Trevor told Fox News Digital in a statement.

Ibarra then failed to “submit the additional documentation required to keep the job and was never paid by the University” before being “terminated,” Trevor added.

A neighbor told Fox News Digital that Diego Ibarra told them he worked in the UGA cafeteria.

GEORGIA MURDER SUSPECT CONFIRMED TO BE AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT

Mugshot of Diego Ibarra Athens Clarke County

Diego Ibarra, an illegal immigrant from Venezuela, allegedly gave a fake green card to police in the search for his brother Jose, who is accused of killing Georgia nursing student Laken Riley. (Clarke County Sheriff’s Office)

Diego Ibarra has been arrested and charged with green card fraud. His younger brother, Jose, is charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, false imprisonment, kidnapping, hindering a 911 call and concealing the death of another person in connection with Riley’s homicide. 22 years old, a nursing student.

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA POLICE INTERROGATE ‘PERSON OF INTEREST’ IN LAKEN RILEY HOMICIDE

José Antonio Ibarra Mugshot

Jose Ibarra, who was originally detained Friday by the UGA Police Department in connection with Riley’s death, is now not believed to have had a connection to the victim. (Clarke County Sheriff’s Office)

Jose Ibarra is accused of killing Riley while he was running on a popular walking loop around Herrick Lake on the UGA campus in Athens on Thursday morning.

GEORGIA NURSING STUDENT FOUND DEAD ON UGA CAMPUS IDENTIFIED AS LAKEN RILEY

Laken Riley wearing a medical gown in a grass field

Laken Riley poses for a photo posted on Facebook. Riley, a nursing student at the University of Georgia, was found dead near a lake on campus on Thursday. (Allyson Phillips/Facebook)

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The two brothers from Venezuela were living illegally in the United States. They cross into the United States from El Paso, Texas, in September 2022.

Fox News’ Michael Ruiz and Bill Melugin contributed to this report.

By Sam