Salvadoran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry
U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that FRANCISCO MEDARDO-SANTOS, age 32, a native of El Salvador, was sentenced today to time served by U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan for illegal use of a Social Security number, in violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 408(a)(7)(B).
In October 2015, MEDARDO-SANTOS applied for employment with a business in Jefferson Parish. MEDARDO-SANTOS was a citizen of El Salvador and was not a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States. MEDARDO-SANTOS completed an Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 with the business. Knowingly, willfully, with intent to deceive, and with the intent to obtain employment, MEDARDO-SANTOS falsely represented on the Form I-9 that he was another individual, that he was a lawful permanent resident, and that the other individual’s Social Security Number was assigned to MEDARDO-SANTOS by the Commissioner of Social Security. MEDARDO-SANTOS also presented the business with the other individual’s Social Security card and a false permanent resident card that bore the other individual’s name and MEDARDO-SANTOS’s photograph.
U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Enforcement and Removal Operations in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Chandra Menon was in charge of the prosecution.