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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 23, 2015

Mexican National Sentenced to 18 Months on Immigration Charges

Second sentenced to 6 months for hiring an illegal alien

           SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a Mexican national was sentenced to 18 months in prison for selling counterfeit identification documents and for illegally reentering the United States. A second Mexican national was sentenced to six months in prison for hiring an illegal alien.

            Nazario Flores-Cordero, 45, of Mexico, was sentenced on one count of fraud and misuse of visas, permits and other documents; one count of false representation of a Social Security account number; and one count of illegal re-entry to the United States following deportation. Jesus Francisco Herrera-Gonzalez, 36, also of Mexico, was sentenced on one count of encouraging and inducing Nazario Flores-Cordero, an illegal alien, to reside in the United States by illegally employing him. They were also ordered to be deported following the completion of their prison terms. United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks sentenced them.

            According to the evidence presented at the December 2, 2014 guilty pleas, Flores-Cordero sold counterfeited or altered fake permanent resident cards and Social Security cards from October 2011 to May of 2014 in the Shreveport/Bossier City area that were to be used to falsely show that illegal aliens were lawfully in the United States and could be employed. Each counterfeit permanent resident card showed the name of the individual and photograph of the individual to be employed.  Each counterfeit Social Security card falsely used and represented a Social Security account number not assigned to the individual named on the card. Flores-Cordero was also found to be illegally in the United States after he was last removed from the United States to Mexico in 2013.

            United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert W. Gillespie Jr. prosecuted the case.

Updated March 24, 2015