Defendant Sentenced To 2 Years For ID Theft
United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Rosendo Landeros-Galvan, 37, of Robertsdale, Alabama was sentenced on July 22 by Chief U.S. District Judge William H. Steele to 24 months imprisonment for aggravated identity theft. The judge ordered that Landeros-Galvan, an illegal alien from Mexico, undergo 1 year of supervised release upon completing his term of imprisonment, that he receive deportation consideration, drug abuse testing and substance abuse treatment, and that he pay a $100 mandatory special assessment. Landeros-Galvan was arrested in April 2014 by the Robertsdale Police Department for a narcotics violation. During his arrest, he purported himself to be another person. Landeros-Galvan was indicted by a federal grand jury in June 2014 for unlawful use of a Social Security number. Law enforcement officials arrested Landeros-Galvan, a federal fugitive, in South Carolina in January 2015, when he again concealed his true identity from arresting agents. Landeros-Galvan pled guilty to aggravated identity theft in April 2015.
The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sinan Kalayoglu.