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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Marvin Elcid Montes-cerrato Sentenced For Illegal Use Of A Social Security Number

MARVIN ELCID MONTES-CERRATO, age 36, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced yesterday in federal court by U. S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr., announced U. S. Attorney Dana Boente.  MONTES was sentenced to approximately five months imprisonment. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Duval ordered that MONTES be placed on one year of supervised release following his 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 supervised release.

According to court documents, on January 23, 2013, MONTES pled guilty to a one-count indictment admitting that on July 23, 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 Driver’s License at a Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles located inJefferson Parish.  MONTES also admitted that he was illegally present in the United States.

This case was investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Enforcement and Removal Operations and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.  The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.