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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Moises Chicaj-imul Pleads Guilty To Fraud And Misuse Of A Permanent Resident Card And Illegal Use Of A Social Security Number

MOISES CHICAJ-IMUL, age 26, a citizen of Guatemala, pled guilty in federal court today before U. S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan to a two-count indictment charging him with fraud and misuse of a Permanent Resident Card and illegal use of a Social Security number, announced U. S. Attorney Dana Boente.

According to court documents, 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 also admitted to 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.

CHICAJ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of fifteen (15) years, a fine of $500,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

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

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