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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Huron Man Charged With Use Of Fraudulent Identification Document

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a man living in Huron, South Dakota, but originally from Mexico, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Use of Fraudulent Identification Document.

Milton Oropeza-Chavarria, a/k/a Alfredo De Jesus De Leon, age 21, was indicted on February 4, 2015.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 12, 2015, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.  

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about November 30, 2011, Oropeza-Chavarria used an identification document, namely, a social security card and identification card bearing the name Alfredo De Leon knowing it was not issued lawfully for his use, for the purpose of satisfying a requirement of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

The charge is merely an accusation and Oropeza-Chavarria is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson is prosecuting the case.   

Oropeza-Chavarria was released on bond pending trial which has been set for April 7, 2015.

Updated June 22, 2015