Nicaraguan Man Charged with Illegally Using Social Security Number to Obtain Employment
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that SANTOS MENDOZA-OSORIO, age 25, a native of Nicaragua, was charged on December 16, 2021 in a one-count indictment with illegal use of a Social Security number in order to obtain employment, in violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 408(a)(7)(B).
MENDOZA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of not more than five (5) years, up to three (3) years of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000.00, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00.
U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that an indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of Homeland Security Investigations and Social Security Administration agents in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri is in charge of the prosecution.
Updated December 17, 2021