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Guatemalan National Sentenced to Prison and Deportation for Fraudulent Use of Social Security Number and Improper Entry into U.S.

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Guatemala has been sentenced in federal court to three months of incarceration to be followed by immediate deportation after pleading guilty to fraudulently using a social security number and improper entry into the United States by an alien, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States District Judge W. Scott Hardy imposed the sentence on Abel Castillo-Monrroy, 36.

According to the information presented to the Court, on or about June 23, 2021, Castillo-Monrroy used the date of birth and social security number of a Texas resident to unlawfully obtain a Pennsylvania identification card. Further, on or about August 1, 2023, while incarcerated on other charges, Castillo-Monrroy was found to be unlawfully present in the United States.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Office of the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Border Patrol for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Castillo-Monrroy.

Updated June 7, 2024

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