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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 3, 2013

Kevin Alexander Santamaria-oviedo Sentenced For Unlawful Transfer Of Identification Documents And Possession Of Document-making Implements

KEVIN ALEXANDER SANTAMARIA-OVIEDO, age 22, a citizen of El Salvador, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo to twenty-one (21) months imprisonment, announced U. S. Attorney Dana Boente. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Milazzo ordered that SANTAMARIA be placed on three years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.

According to court documents, on September 27, 2012, SANTAMARIA pled guilty to knowingly transferring a fraudulent Social Security card and a fraudulent Permanent Resident Card (also known as a “green card”) on April 4, 2012, knowing that such documents were produced without lawful authority, and the false identification documents appear to have been issued by or under the authority of the United States. SANTAMARIA also pled guilty to possession of document-making implements, specifically a card printer, with intent that the document-making implements would be used to produce false identification documents. SANTAMARIA illegally entered the United States. SANTAMARIA’s wife, JENNIFER MARILYN HERRERA, was sentenced to a two-year term of probation on December 20, 2012 for her role in the scheme.

The case was investigated by the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.