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Mexican National Sentenced for Illegal Use of a Social Security Number

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

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ERNESTO CONTRERAS-REYES, age 42, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today after pleading guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with illegal use of a Social Security number.

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced CONTRERAS-REYES to time served, and he was placed on supervised release for one year.  Following the completion of his sentence, CONTRERAS-REYES will be surrendered to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

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 April 19, 2018