Skip to main content
Press Release

Mexican National Charged with Illegal Use of a Social Security Number

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

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ADRIAN CONTRERAS-VARELAS, age 18, a citizen of Mexico, was charged today in a one-count Indictment with illegal use of a Social Security Number in violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 408(a)(7)(B).

CONTRERAS-VARELAS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of not more than five years, a fine of $250,000, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.  Additionally, CONTRERAS-VARELAS is subject to a period of supervised release after imprisonment of up to three years.

Acting U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that an Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Acting 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 November 17, 2017