An illegal immigrant from Mexico accused of murdering 20-year-
old Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts over the summer
reportedly went by a different name during his time working at a
Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, was known as John Budd while he was
employed at Yarrabee Farms, according to The Associated Press.
Three individuals with information pertaining to the suspect’s
employment confirmed the name used to hire and pay him during
his time at the farm. They spoke on condition of anonymity
because they were not authorized to release the information
during an ongoing criminal investigation.
Official government documents also showed the John Budd alias,
one source told the outlet.
News of the reported pseudonym comes weeks after Tibbetts’ body
was found in an Iowa cornfield and Rivera was charged in her
murder. She had been missing since July 18.
Amid the Aug. 21st discovery, authorities said Rivera, who lived
in the rural Poweshiek County area, was being held on a federal
immigration detainer. He’s believed to have been in the area for
four to seven years.
Yarrabee Farms, which previously said Rivera was employed there
for the past four years, would not confirm to The Associated
Press whether or not he went by John Budd at work.
Upon his hiring at the farm in 2014, Rivera showed an out-of-
state photo I.D. and social security number, farm officials have
said, adding that up until his apprehension, they thought the
documents were his.
FARM THAT HIRED CRISTHIAN RIVERA, MOLLIE TIBBETTS’ SUSPECTED
KILLER, DID NOT USE E-VERIFY SYSTEM, OFFICIAL SAYS
“We learned that our employee was not who he said he is,”
Yarrabee Farms co-owner and manager Dane Lang said on Aug. 22.
The farm followed legal requirements to examine the documents
and determined "that they appeared genuine on their face and
related to the person presenting them," Lori Chesser, an
immigration employment lawyer advising the farm, told The
Associated Press. "Questioning a name or other characteristic
would violate the anti-discrimination provisions of the law."
Over the course of his employment, the suspect also “was called
and responded to the name he used in the hiring process,”
The farm did not use a federal E-Verify check on Rivera, Lang
previously said, clarifying an earlier comment that they had.
The E-Verify system allows companies to confirm the identity and
eligibility of employees to work in the U.S.
probably got his ID from Kalifornia
John Budd (LOL): who cares if business owners are Repubs or
Dems: they need to stand trial for their greed.
And I'm sure that Mr. "Budd" paid his fair share of taxes during
his (ILLEGAL) employment tenure in this country, right? I'm
really curious as to what Mr. "Budd's" Social Security number
So according to social security records, some dude named John
Budd moved to Iowa to work (and may even have voted for Hillary.)
The real John Budd, a homeless dude, became John Doe when his
body was found naked without an ID.