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September 28, 2011

ELMER OVIDIO ALCANTARA, age 48, a resident of Honduras, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan to approximately four (4) months imprisonment, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Berrigan ordered that ALCANTARA be placed on two (2) years 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 July 6, 2011, ALCANTARA pled guilty to falsely representing 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 is an illegal alien.

The case was investigated by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations - Fugitive Operations Team.

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





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