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Mexican National Pleads Guilty to 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 ERNESTO CONTRERAS-REYES, age 43, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty today to illegal use of a Social Security Number.

CONTRERAS-REYES 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-REYES is subject to a period of supervised release after imprisonment of up to three years.


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 January 3, 2018