Honduran man sentenced for illegal use of a Social Security Number

Published 5:00 pm Monday, August 23, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Ever Jiminez-Mendoza, age 33, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced on August 17, 2021 before United States District Court Judge Wendy Vitter, after previously pleading guilty to a one count indictment for illegal use of a Social Security number in violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 408(a)(7)(B).

Judge Vitter sentenced Jiminez-Mendoza to time served and was ordered to pay a mandatory special assessment of $100.

According to court documents, on or about October 20, 2017, Jiminez-Mendoza, presented  a false social security number when attending a pre-employment safety class at the Gulf Coast Safety Council in St. Rose, Louisiana. Jiminez-Mendoza falsely represented that a social security number was assigned to him when in fact, the social security number has been assigned by the Commissioner of Social Security to another individual.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.