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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kenner Man, Jose Rafael Hiraldo-suarez, Sentenced For Unlawful Transfer Of Identification Document

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOSE RAFAEL HIRALDO-SUAREZ, age 35, a resident of Kenner, was sentenced today after having previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment for the unlawful transfer of identification document.

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced HIRALDO-SUAREZ to 2 years probation to include 3-months of home confinement.

According to court documents, on or about February 18, 2014, HIRALDO-SUAREZ 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 Gonzàlez is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 18, 2014