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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Illegal Alien, Nestor Murcia-carpio, Sentenced For Illegal Use Of A Social Security Number, Making A False Claim To U.s. Citizenship And Making False Statements On A Passport Application

NESTOR MURCIA-CARPIO, age 35, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan to approximately eight months imprisonment, announced U. S. Attorney Dana Boente.  In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Berrigan ordered that MURCIA be placed on one year of supervised release following his term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risk an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of supervised release.

According to court documents, on March 27, 2013, MURCIA pled guilty to a three-count superseding bill of information admitting that on July 7, 2009, he falsely represented that a Social Security number had been assigned to him by the Commissioner of Social Security with intent to deceive, for the purpose of obtaining a Louisiana Identification Card at a Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles located in Houma.   MURCIA also admitted that he falsely represented himself to be a citizen of the United States on October 14, 2009, when he filed an application for a Louisiana Driver’s License at the Office of Motor Vehicles in Houma when, in fact, he was illegally present in the United States.  MURCIA further admitted that he knowingly made false statements in a United States passport application by providing a false name, date of birth, place of birth, and Social Security Number, to secure the issuance of a United States Passport for his own use on or about October 8, 2010.

This case was investigated by Special Agents of Homeland Security Investigations with the assistance of the Louisiana State Police and the United States Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service.  The prosecution was handled by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.