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Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Friday, August 23, 2013

Baltimore Man Charged With Fraudulent Use Of A Social Security Number

Walter Morgan a/k/a “Walter E. Morgan Gomez,” 34, of Baltimore, MD, was charged today by Indictment with one count of fraudulent use of a social security number and one count of making a false statement, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  In particular, the indictment charges the defendant with using a social security number that did not belong to him, and falsely claiming United States citizenship on an I-9 Form in order to obtain employment.

If convicted, Morgan faces a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, a three-year term of supervised release, a $500,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the United States Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General,  Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul G. Shapiro.

An indictment is an accusation, and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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