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

Friday, June 1, 2018

Mexican Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Use of a Social Security Number

ADRIAN CONTRERAS-VARELAS, age 18, a citizen of Mexico pleaded guilty today to a one-count indictment for illegal use of a Social Security number, in violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 408(a)(7)(B).

According to court documents, CONTRERAS-VARELAS used a Social Security number, which was not assigned to him by the Social Security Administration, to register for a safety training course that he was required to complete before he could work for an insulation contractor.

CONTRERAS-VARELAS’s sentencing immediately followed his guilty plea.  United States District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced him to time served.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 1, 2018