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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Honduran Man Sentenced for Illegal Use of a Social Security Number

NEW ORLEANS, – NAHUM VERDE-ORTIZ, age 39, a citizen of Honduras was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count indictment for illegal use of a social security number, in violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 408(a)(7)(B).

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced VERDE-ORTIZ to time served.

According to the indictment, on August 20, 2014, VERDE-ORTIZ used a social security number that did not belong to him to register for a safety training course that his employer required him to take before he could begin working for the company as a construction worker.

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

 

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Topic(s): 
Identity Theft
Updated March 29, 2018