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MARVIN ELCID MONTES-CERRATO PLEADS GUILTY TO FALSE REPRESENTATION OF A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

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January 23, 2013

MARVIN ELCID MONTES-CERRATO, age 36, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. to a one-count indictment charging him with illegal use of a Social Security number, announced U. S. Attorney Dana Boente.

According to court documents, on July 23, 2009, MONTES-CERRATO 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 driver’s license at a Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles located in Jefferson Parish. MONTES-CERRATO is an illegal alien who is subject to an outstanding order of removal.

MONTES-CERRATO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. Sentencing is scheduled for May 1, 2013.

The case was investigated by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) - Enforcement and Removal Operations and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office as part of the Criminal Alien Removal Initiative. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.

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