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Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Use of a Social Security Number

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

            NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAUnited States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ALLAN ARZU MATAMOROS-BANEGAS (“MATAMOROS-BANEGAS”), age 31, was sentenced today after pleading guilty to a one-count Bill of Information that charged him with  illegal use of a social security number in violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 408(a)(7)(B). 

            According to court records, MATAMOROS-BANEGAS knowingly and with the intent to deceive, falsely represented that a social security number was assigned to him by the Commissioner of Social Security when, in fact, as MATAMOROS-BANEGAS knew, the social security number had not been assigned to him. His deception and illegal use of the social security number was done for the purpose of obtaining employment located  in the Eastern District of Louisiana. United States District Judge Carl J. Barbier sentenced MATAMOROS-BANEGAS  to a term of imprisonment of time served, a term of supervised release of one year, and a mandatory $100 special assessment. 

U.S. Attorney Evans 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.


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Updated May 17, 2018

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