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Illegal Alien Who Used Another Person’s Social Security Number Sentenced to Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Previously Convicted of Drug Crimes in State Court

A man who used another person’s Social Security number to get a job was sentenced today to two months in federal prison.

Efrain Alvarez-Victoriano, age 44, a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the United States and residing in Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison term after an April 12, 2019, guilty plea to one count of misuse of a social security number.

At the guilty plea, Alvarez-Victoriano admitted that on September 11, 2012, he used someone else’s name and social security number on employment forms and state and federal tax forms when applying for work in Waukon, Iowa.  Alvarez-Victoriano was convicted in 2016 of possession of methamphetamine and introducing a controlled substance into a jail and placed on probation.  Alvarez-Victoriano’s whereabouts were unknown to immigration officials until his arrest and sentencing in February 2019 for violating his state probation.

Alvarez-Victoriano was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Alvarez-Victoriano was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Alvarez-Victoriano is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be returned to state prison where he is serving a five-year sentence on an Iowa drug felony conviction.

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 17-CR-2003.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated June 19, 2019