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Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Misuse of Entry and Employment Documents

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that OGER FRANCISCO ISAOLA-PALMA, age 34, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information charging him with  fraud and misuse of entry and employment documents in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1546(a). 

According to court records, ISAOLA-PALMA knowingly used, possessed and obtained a social security card using an alias, which he obtained unlawfully and fraudulently, knowing that the information used to obtain that card including correct name and country of origin were false. 

ISAOLA-PALMA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of three years, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.  U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman set sentencing for January 18, 2017.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant U. S. Attorney Michael M. Simpson is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated September 21, 2016