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Press Release

Mexican National Indicted for Transferring False Social Security Cards

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that VIDAL OROSCO-BARRIOS, age 29, was charged today in a four-count indictment for transferring false Social Security Cards in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028(a)(2).

According to the indictment, OROSCO-BARRIOS sold counterfeit Social Security Cards on four separate occasions to confidential informants working with the Department of Homeland Security. 

If convicted, OROSCO-BARRIOS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of fifteen years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of three years, and a mandatory $100 special assessment. 

U.S. Attorney Polite 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 April 1, 2016