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Illegal Alien Sentenced to Prison for Document Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Used the Social Security Number of a United States Citizen

A Guatemalan woman who used false identification documents to obtain a job was sentenced today to one month in federal prison.

Eulalia Francisco-Pedro, age 39, a citizen of Guatemala illegally present in the United States and residing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after an October 18, 2018, guilty plea to one count of unlawful use of identification documents and one count of misuse of a social security number.

At the guilty plea, Francisco-Pedro admitted she used a fraudulent Social Security card bearing the social security number assigned to someone else, and a fraudulent permanent resident card, also known as a “green card,” when she completed a Form W-4 and other employment paperwork on July 28, 2016, at a business in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The Alien Registration number on the “green card” was invalid.  Francisco-Pedro also used someone else’s social security number when she completed state and federal W-4 forms at the Cedar Rapids business on June 14, 2018.

Francisco-Pedro was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Francisco-Pedro was sentenced to 31 days’ imprisonment.  She must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Francisco-Pedro was ordered to begin her term of supervised release immediately.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel C. Tvedt and investigated by Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 18-CR-0091-CJW.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated December 19, 2018