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

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Selling False Social Security Cards

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that VIDAL OROSCO-BARRIOS, age 29, pled guilty today to a four-count Indictment charging him with transferring false Social Security Cards in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028(a)(2).

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

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. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman set sentencing on

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 August 17, 2016