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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Honduran National Sentenced for Unlawful Transfer of Identification Document

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that CONCEPCION DIAZ, a/k/a “Conchi,” a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for the unlawful transfer of identification document.

U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced DIAZ to 8 months imprisonment followed by one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

According to court documents, on or about January 22, 2014, DIAZ transferred, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person, to wit, a Social Security card, with the intent to commit, or to aid or abet, or in connection with, unlawful activity that constitutes social security fraud. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security Investigations and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agencies in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated January 14, 2015