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Colombian alien sentenced to 3 years in prison for using stolen id to obtain driver’s license in Monroe

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

MONROE, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that an illegal alien from Colombia was sentenced Wednesday to 36 months in prison for using a stolen birth certificate and Social Security card to obtain identification cards in Monroe.

Jimmy Hurtado, 36, of Colombia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty on one count of falsely representing to be a citizen of the United States, one count of false representation and use of a Social Security number, and one count of aggravated identity theft. According to the guilty plea, Hurtado used the identity of a United States citizen from Puerto Rico in 2010 to obtain a state-issued identification card from the Monroe Department of Public Safety Office. He supplied a birth certificate and a Social Security number. He renewed the identification card in 2011 and 2012 and obtained a driver’s license using the same documents he used to obtain the state-issued identification card.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, ATF and Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary J. Mudrick prosecuted the case.

Updated September 6, 2018