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Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Jersey Man Charged With Misuse Of Social Security Number

            Daniel Prodelick a/k/a “Wederson Roberto,” 38, of Elizabeth, NJ, was charged today by Indictment1 with one count of misuse of a social security number and making false statements to agents with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 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, Prodelick 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 Department of Labor Office of Inspector General, the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security Investigations, Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General, the Environmental Protection Agency Criminal Investigations Division, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations, Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration, and the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul G. Shapiro.

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            1An Indictment or Information is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated December 15, 2014