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DOMINICAN MAN SENTENCED FOR MAKING A FALSE CLAIM TO UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2011

EDUARDO MANUEL POLANCO, age 43, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier to approximately six (6) months imprisonment, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Barbier ordered that POLANCO be placed on one (1) year of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.

According to court documents, on April 21, 2011, POLANCO pled guilty to falsely and willfully representing himself to be a citizen of the United States, in an attempt to obtain a Louisiana driver’s license at a Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles in Jefferson Parish.

The case was investigated by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations.

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

 

 

 

 

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