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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 22, 2018

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

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.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated February 23, 2018