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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Victor Mendez-guinto Pleads Guilty To Unlawful Transfer Of Identification Documents

VICTOR MENDEZ-GUINTO, age 32, a citizen of Mexico, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon to seven counts of unlawful transfer of identification documents announced U. S. Attorney Dana Boente.

According to court documents, beginning on or about August 14, 2012 and continuing through October 4, 2012, MENDEZ-GUINTO knowingly transferred numerous counterfeit and stolen identification documents, including Social Security cards, birth certificates, and state identification cards, knowing that such documents were produced without lawful authority.

MENDEZ-GUINTO will be sentenced on July 11, 2013, and faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 15 years, a fine of $250,000 and 3 years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment as to each count of the indictment.

The case was investigated by special agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory M. Kennedy.