ILLEGAL ALIEN FACES FEDERAL INDICTMENT FOR USE OF A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
JOSE LINO TURCIOS-CASTILLO, age 32, a resident of Honduras, was charged in a one-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for illegal use of a Social Security number, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.
According to the indictment, on approximately August 18, 2008, TURCIOS, in an attempt to obtain a Louisiana Identification Card, falsely represented that a Social Security number had been assigned to him by the Commissioner of Social Security.
If convicted, TURCIOS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five (5) years, a fine of $250,000 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
U. S. Attorney Letten reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendants must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
This investigation was conducted by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.
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