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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Use of a Social Security Number

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that FRANCISCO MUNOZ, age 26, a citizen of Honduras and residing in Hammond, was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for illegal use of a social security number.

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan sentenced MUNOZ to time served, and a $100 special assessment.  MUNOZ will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

According to court documents, on or about May 6, 2013, MUNOZ  was able to obtain a Louisiana driver’s license from the Office of Motor Vehicles by using a social security number that did not belong to him.

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 May 7, 2015