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Press Release

February 9, 2011

CITIZEN OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SENTENCED
TO 30 MONTHS OF IMPRISONMENT FOR IDENTITY THEFT

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that ELKIN HERNANDEZ, 22, a citizen of the Domincan Republic formerly residing on East Main Street in Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Warren W. Eginton in Bridgeport to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for identity theft offenses.

On November 10, 2010, HERNANDEZ pleaded guilty to one count of misuse of a social security number and one count of aggravated identity theft.

This matter was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Norwalk and Bridgeport Police Departments.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael E. Runowicz.

 

CONTACT:

 

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722
thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

 

 

 

 

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