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Orleans Parish Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Commit Identity Theft

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS –  U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that ARNOLD TREVELL WILLIAMS, age 37, of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 to one count of conspiracy to commit identity theft before United States District Court Judge Susie Morgan today.

According to court documents, the defendant conspired with others to obtain personal information, such as names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers, from real persons in order to create fake driver’s licenses. The information was then used to apply for loans in order to buy vehicles. Specifically, WILLIAMS used the identity of another person on or about May 11, 2017, to buy a 2014 BMW Series 7 car for the sum of $44,994.10.  

Sentencing is set for October 29, 2019. WILLIAMS is facing imprisonment of up to three years, a maximum $250,000.00 fine, and up to three years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Strasser also praised the agencies that contributed to this guilty  plea.  This prosecution represents a coordinated effort of federal and state law enforcement authorities within the Louisiana Financial Crimes Task Force.  The Task Force includes representatives from the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Department, and the New Orleans Police Department.  Additionally, U.S. Attorney Strasser thanked the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office for their assistance.  Assistant United States Attorney Edward J. Rivera is in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated July 24, 2019

Identity Theft