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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Netzahualcoyotl Guinto-ascenscio Sentenced For Unlawfully Transferring A Fraudulent Identification Document

NETZAHUALCOYOTL GUINTO-ASCENSCIO, age 37, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey, announced U. S. Attorney Dana Boente.  GUINTO was sentenced to approximately six months imprisonment. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Zainey ordered that GUINTO 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.  He will be turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for immigration processing upon his release from imprisonment.

According to court documents, on March 21, 2013, GUINTO pled guilty to one count of a three-count indictment admitting that on or about October 16, 2012, he sold a counterfeit Social Security card, knowing that the identification document was produced without lawful authority, and the false identification document appeared to have been issued by or under the authority of the United States.  The two remaining counts were dismissed by Judge Zainey on the government’s motion pursuant to GUINTO’s guilty plea.

The case was investigated the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations.   The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.