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Miami Authorities Sort Out Prison Escape Involving Twins

Prosecutors believe 63-year-old Raul Prado is posing as his alleged twin Jean Vernet Prado who is in federal custody

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    Man Arrested Claims He's Twin of Wanted Fugitive

    A man who was arrested says his twin brother is the wanted fugitive. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018)

    Miami authorities are trying to determine the identity of a detained man who claims he was mistaken for his twin brother who escaped from a Georgia state prison.

    The Miami Herald reports that prosecutors believe 63-year-old Raul Prado is posing as his alleged twin Jean Vernet Prado who is in federal custody.

    The man claiming to be Jean Vernet Prado said he was using a copy of his imprisoned brother's ID when he was arrested. He told officials that he is a former Cuban military pilot who moved to Miami recently.

    Raul Prado was serving a 25-year prison sentence for a drug trafficking conviction. Authorities said he fled from a work detail at a Georgia water treatment plant.

    Investigators say fingerprints appear to match the fugitive sought in Georgia.