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Colombian national pleads guilty to using a stolen identity in attempt to obtain driver’s license

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana

ALEXANDRIA, La. United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a Colombian national pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempting to use someone else’s identity to obtain a Louisiana driver’s license in Alexandria.

Overth Riascos-Barahona, 33, of Colombia, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to one count of false claim of citizenship. According to the guilty plea, Riascos-Barahona entered the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles on September 14, 2017 in Alexandria. He submitted documents bearing another person’s personal information in an attempt to obtain a driver’s license. One of the documents was a Social Security card, which had the other person’s name on it.

Riascos-Barahona faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date of May 18, 2018 was set.

Homeland Security Investigations and Louisiana State Police investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Dominic Rossetti is prosecuting the case.

Updated February 23, 2018