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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 10, 2013

Illegal Alien, Moises Chicaj-imul, Indicted

MOISES CHICAJ-IMUL, age 26, a citizen of Guatemala, was charged in a two-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury today with fraud and misuse of a Permanent Resident Card and illegal use of a Social Security Number, announced U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.

According to the indictment, on August 12, 2008, CHICAJ, knowingly possessed, used, and attempted to use a Permanent Resident Card, prescribed by law as evidence of authorized stay and employment in the United States, which CHICAJ knew was counterfeited.  CHICAJ was also charged with falsely representing that a Social Security number had been assigned to him by the Commissioner of Social Security with intent to deceive for the purpose of completing an Employment Eligibility Verification Form.

If convicted of both counts, GONZALEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of fifteen years, a fine of $500,000 and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

U. S. Attorney Boente reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  

This case was investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE).  The pprosecution is being handled by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.

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