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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Honduran Man Sentenced for Illegal Use of a Social Security Number

ESMIN ESPINOZA-ERAZO, age 25, a citizen of Honduras who currently resides in Hammond, Louisiana, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for illegal use of a Social Security Number, announced U. S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr. today.

U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt sentenced ESMIN ESPINOZA-ERAZO to 27 months imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release, a $2,500 fine, and a $100 special assessment.

According to the Indictment, on or about July 16, 2013, ESMIN ESPINOZA-ERAZO submitted a social security number that did not belong to him to a Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicles Office in order to obtain a Louisiana identification card.  Based on that false submission, an employee with the Department of Motor Vehicles issued ESMIN ESPINOZA-ERAZO a Louisiana identification card.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Homeland Security Investigations and the Louisiana State Police in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated July 8, 2015