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

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Man Sentenced to Time Served for Illegal Use of a Social Security Number

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that RUFINO MEJIA-ACOSTA, a/k/a Miguel A. Pacheco-Gonzalez (MEJIA-ACOSTA), age 38, a citizen of Mexico, residing in Chalmette, Louisiana, was sentenced today after having previously pleading guilty to illegal use of a social security number.

U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon sentenced MEJIA-ACOSTA to time served, to be followed by, one (1) year of supervised release, and $100 Mandatory Special Assessment Fee.

According to court documents, on July 3, 2017, MEJIA-ACOSTA, for the purpose of obtaining employment and for other purposes, knowingly and with intent to deceive, did falsely represent on a US Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Eligibility Verification Form that a Social Security Number not issued to him, was assigned to him

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

Updated April 27, 2018