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Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Transfer of Identification Documents

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that MEINARDO ALONSO-CASTILLO, age 30, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information for the unlawful transfer of identification documents.

ALONSO-CASTILLO faces five years imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman set sentence for July 13, 2016.

According to court documents, from or about September 10, 2015 through December 9, 2015, ALONSO-CASTILLO transferred, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person, to wit, Social Security cards, with the intent to commit, or to aid or abet, or in connection with, unlawful activity that constitutes social security fraud.  

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security Investigations and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agencies in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated March 31, 2016

Identity Theft