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Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Use of Social Security Number

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

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JAVIER CANIZALEZ-HERNANDEZ, age 40, from Honduras, pled guilty today to a one-count Indictment charging him with illegal use of a Social Security Number. According to the court documents, CANIZALEZ-HERNANDEZ used a Social Security Number that was not assigned to him to obtain a Louisiana Identification card from the DMV office in Houma.


CANIZALEZ-HERNANEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five 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 Sarah S. Vance set sentencing for May 31, 2017.


Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated April 19, 2017