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ILLEGAL ALIEN PLEADS GUILTY TO FALSE REPRESENTATION OF A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2011

ELMER OVIDIO ALCANTARA, age 48, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan to a one-count indictment charging him with illegal use of a Social Security number, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to court documents, on June 15, 2009, ALCANTARA falsely represented that a Social Security number had been assigned to him by the Commissioner of Social Security with intent to deceive, for the purpose of obtaining a Louisiana Identification Card.

ALCANTARA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five (5) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. Sentencing is set for June 2, 2011.

The case was investigated by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Fugitive Operations Team.

The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.

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