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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 3, 2014

Andres Villalva-guadarrama Pleads Guilty In Federal Court For Illegally Use Of A Social Security Number

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ANDRES VILLALVA-GUADARRAMA, age 53, a citizen of Mexico who recently resided in Gretna, Louisiana, pled guilty yesterday to a one-count indictment for illegal use of a Social Security Number. 

According to the indictment, on or about January 22, 2014, VILLALVA-GUADARRAMA, for the purpose of obtaining employment and for other purposes, knowingly and with intent to deceive, did falsely represent on an US Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Eligibility Verification Form that a Social Security Number not issued to him, was assigned to him; all in violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 408(a)(7)(B).

VILLALVA-GUADARRAMA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of three years, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.00.  U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon set sentencing on January 8, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Custom Enforcement and Removal in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene Gonzàlez is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated November 18, 2014