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Honduran Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Using Social Security Number to Obtain Employment

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana


NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that OSCAR NOEL DUENAS-RODRIGUEZ, age 48, a native of Honduras, pled guilty on August 24, 2022 to a one-count bill of information charging him with illegally using a social security number in order to obtain employment, in violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 408(a)(7)(B).

According to a document signed in open court, DUENAS-RODRIGUEZ presented a fraudulent driver’s license and social security card while attempting to take a safety class necessary to obtain employment at a critical infrastructure facility in the Eastern District of Louisiana. He purchased the fraudulent documents in Lumberton, Mississippi.

DUENAS-RODRIGUEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of not more than five (5) years, a fine of up to $250,000.00, a term of supervised release of up to three (3) years, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00. Sentencing is set for November 29, 2022.  

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of Homeland Security Investigations in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Carter K. D. Guice, Jr. is in charge of the prosecution.



Updated August 26, 2022

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