Illegal Alien indicted for Fraudulent Use of ID and Social Security Number
April 21, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an illegal alien has been indicted by a federal grand jury for using a false ID and the social security number of another person.
Jose Carlos Martinez, age 34, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 19, 2011, for Use of Fraudulent Identification Document and Use of Fraudulent Social Security Number. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on April 21, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is five years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. The charge is merely an accusation, and Martinez is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by ICE, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins is prosecuting the case. Martinez was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.
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