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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 5, 2018

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.

Topic(s): 
Identity Theft
Immigration
Updated April 6, 2018