ILLEGAL ALIEN INDICTED FOR UNLAWFUL USE OF A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
RUFINO ALMANZA-MARTINEZ, age 32, a citizen of Mexico, was charged yesterday 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 7, 2007, for the purpose of obtaining employment, ALMANZA falsely represented that a Social Security number had been assigned to him by the Commissioner of Social Security.
If convicted, ALMANZA faces a possible maximum sentence of five (5) years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000.00, 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, Homeland Security Investigations. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.
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