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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 3, 2018

Nicaraguan Man Charged With Illegal Use of a Social Security Number in Obtaining Louisiana Id Card

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – ROLANDO ANTONIO JARQUIN-OROZCO, age 31, a citizen of Nicaragua was charged Friday, November 30, 2018 in a one-count indictment for illegal use of a Social Security number in violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 408(a)(7)(B). 

JARQUIN-OROZCO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of not more than five (5) years, a fine of $250,000.00, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.00 on the indictment.  Additionally, JARQUIN-OROZCO is subject to a period of supervised release after imprisonment of up to three years.  He also faces the possibility of deportation.

The indictment further alleged that JARQUIN-OROZCO applied for a Louisiana ID Card in Jefferson Parish.  A check of the Social Security Administration records indicated that the social security number he used to secure the ID belonged to another individual.

U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser pointed out that an indictment is merely allegation. Each element of the offense must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carter K.D. Guice, Jr. is in charge of the prosecution.

 

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Topic(s): 
Identity Theft
Updated December 3, 2018