Honduran Man Sentenced to Prison for Document Fraud

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A man who used a false identification document and a false social security number was sentenced today to more than two months in federal prison.

Jose Lindolfo Henriquez-Arriaga, age 39, a citizen of Honduras illegally present in the United States and residing in Charles City, Iowa, received the prison term after a September 26, 2022, guilty plea to one count of unlawful use of identification documents and one count of misuse of a social security number.

At the guilty plea, Henriquez-Arriaga admitted he used a fraudulent Social Security card and a fraudulent Permanent Resident Card, also known as a “green card,” both bearing his name, to prove his authorization to work in the United States when he completed employment and tax forms in June 2021 at a business in Alden, Iowa.  The number on the Social Security card was unassigned and the number on the Permanent Resident Card was assigned to a Korean female. 

Henriquez-Arriaga was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Henriquez-Arriaga was sentenced to 77 days’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Henriquez-Arriaga is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be turned over to immigration officials.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel C. Tvedt and investigated by Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations. 

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl

The case file number is 22-CR-68.

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