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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mexican National Sentenced for Illegal Use of a Social Security Number

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that SERGIO GALVEZ-VELAZQUEZ, age 40, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to the illegal use of a Social Security Number.

U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance sentenced GALVEZ-VELAZQUEZ to seven months imprisonment and ordered that he pay a special assessment of $100.  Following completion of his sentence, GALVEZ-VELAZQUEZ will be surrendered to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.                                

According to court records, GALVEZ-VELAZQUEZ illegally obtained a Louisiana Identification Card from the Louisiana DMV office in Houma by using a Social Security number that did not belong to him.  

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis was in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated May 4, 2016