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ILLEGAL ALIEN, SERGIO JOSE NOGUEIRA, PLEADS GUILTY TO ILLEGAL USE OF A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS ON A PASSPORT APPLICATION

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July 10, 2013

SERGIO JOSE NOGUEIRA, age 34, a citizen of Brazil, pled guilty in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance, to a two-count indictment charging him with illegal use of a Social Security number and making false statements on a passport application, announced U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.

According to the factual basis, on or about June 8, 2012, NOGUEIRA 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.  NOGUEIRA also admitted to knowingly making false statements in a passport application by providing a false name, date of birth, and place of birth, to secure the issuance of a United States Passport for his own use on or about June 12, 2012.  NOGUEIRA is illegally present in the United States.

NOGUEIRA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 15 years, a fine of up to $500,000, and three years of supervision following release from imprisonment. Sentencing is scheduled for October 16, 2013 at 9:30 A.M.

This case was investigated by Untied States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations with the assistance of the United States Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service.  The prosecution is being handled by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.

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