Mexican National Sentenced to Three Years for Illegal Reentry, Identity Theft, and Other Crimes
U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that LUIS ALBERTO TEJEDA-QUIROZ, age 33, a Mexican national, was sentenced today to three years’ imprisonment for Illegal Use of a Social Security Number, False Claim to United States Citizenship, Illegal Reentry of Removed Alien, and Identity Theft.
Prior to November 2014, TEJEDA-QUIROZ had been deported from United States three times and had reentered the United States after each deportation. In November 2014, TEJEDA-QUIROZ obtained a Louisiana state identification card using the personal identifying information of another person. In March 2015, TEJEDA-QUIROZ used the identification card and other identifying information of this other person to apply for employment with a local business. As part of the application, TEJEDA-QUIROZ falsely claimed in an Employment Eligibility Verification Form that he was a United States citizen and that the other person’s Social Security number was assigned to him.
In August 2017, a Louisiana State Police trooper encountered TEJEDA-QUIROZ while conducting a traffic stop. TEJEDA-QUIROZ falsely claimed to be the other person and presented a Kentucky State driver’s license issued in the other person’s name.
U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations and the assistance of the Louisiana State Police in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Chandra Menon was in charge of the prosecution.