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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 11, 2018

Honduran Man Sentenced for Illegal Use of a Social Security Number

JOSE ALBERTO SANTOS-MONTALVAN, age 42, a citizen of Honduras was sentenced yesterday after 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).

According to court documents, SANTOS-MONTALVAN used a social security number that was not assigned to him by the Social Security Administration to register for a safety training course that he was required to complete before he could begin working for a local construction company on various job sites in the local area.

U.S. District Court Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced SANTOS-MONTALVAN to a sentence of time served.  Following the completion of his sentence, SANTOS-MONTALVAN will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

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.

Updated June 11, 2018