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Mexican National Sentenced for 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, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Bill of Information for the unlawful transfer of identification documents.

U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman sentenced ALONSO-CASTILLO to 10 months imprisonment followed by 1 year of supervised release, a $5,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment.

According to court documents, from on or about September 10, 2015, through December 9, 2015, ALONSO-CASTILLO sold altered identification documents, including Social Security cards, with the intent that the recipient could use the documents to gain employment unlawfully.

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 was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated July 14, 2016