Nicaraguan Citizen Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced for Illegally Using Social Security Number to Obtain Employment
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – EDGAR CRUZ-MATUTE (CRUZ-MATUTE), age 29, a citizen of Nicaragua, pled guilty and was sentenced on August 17, 2022, for illegally using a social security number to enroll in a safety class to qualify for employment, in violation of Title 42 United States Code, Section 408(a)(7)(B).
United States District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced CRUZ-MATUTE to time served and one year supervised release.
Updated August 17, 2022