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Alien Sentenced for Misuse of Social Security Number

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

A Mexican citizen who used another person’s social security number was sentenced yesterday to serve 120 days’ incarceration.

Roberto Ambrosio-Salvador, age 43, from Michoacan, Mexico, received the prison term after a January 8, 2015, guilty plea to misuse of a social security account number.

Information presented to the court showed Ambrosio-Salvador used a fraudulent permanent resident alien card, and a social security number issued to a person who is now deceased, for the purpose of obtaining employment in Waterloo, Iowa.

Ambrosio-Salvador was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Ambrosio-Salvador was sentenced to 120 days’ imprisonment, to be followed by a 3-year term of supervised release.

In sentencing Ambrosio-Salvador, Judge Reade noted his two prior criminal convictions for driving while intoxicated.

Ambrosio-Salvador was given credit for time served in custody and ordered released to the Department of Homeland Security detainer for processing and removal from the United States.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Richard L. Murphy and investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.

Court file information is available at  The case file number is 14-CR-2048.

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Updated March 17, 2015