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Man Sentenced for Misuse of Social Security Number

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

NEW ORLEANS – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that RAYMUNDO DE LA PAZ (DE LA PAZ), age 28, was sentenced on September 17, 2020 by United States District Court Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon, after previously pleading guilty to a one-count bill of information charging him with misuse of a Social Security Number, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 408(a)(7)(B).

Judge Lemmon sentenced DE LA PAZ to probation for one year to include six months of home confinement and a $100 special assessment fee.

According to court documents, DE LA PAZ, a citizen of Mexico, presented a false Social Security card when attending a pre-employment safety class at the Gulf Coast Safety Council in St. Rose, Louisiana.  DE LA PAZ falsely represented that a social security number was assigned to him when in fact; the social security number had been assigned by the Commissioner of Social Security to another individual.

U.S. Attorney Peter G.  Strasser praised the work of the United States Border Patrol and the Office of Inspector General, Social Security Administration.  Assistant United States Attorney Julia K. Evans is in charge of the prosecution.


Updated September 18, 2020

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