Friday, March 23, 2018

Amite man charged in misuse of social security, resident alien card

Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 | Views: 3894

Amite man charged in misuse of social security, resident alien card
From the United States Attorney's Office:
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Jesus Matehuala-Caballero , a/k/a Francisco Rodriguez, age 40, a resident of Amite, was charged in a two count indictment with fraud and misuse of a social security card and resident alien card, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1546(a).

According to the indictment, on or about July 10, 2015, Jesus Matehuala-Caballero used a fraudulent a social security card and fraudulent resident alien card for the purposes of obtaining employment knowing that he had never been lawfully issued a Social Security card or a resident alien card.

If convicted, Jesus Matehuala-Caballero faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of up to $250,000.00, three years supervised release after imprisonment, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.

U. S. Attorney Evans reiterated that an indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in investigating this matter. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily K. Greenfield.