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Document and Benefit Fraud
09/11/2009

Illegal aliens charged with fraud and misuse of permanent resident card following ICE investigation

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Mexican citizens Eduardo Salinas-Trevino, 36, and Silverio Castillo-Montoya, 37, were charged in separate one count indictments today by a federal grand jury for fraud and misuse of permanent resident cards following a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigation.

According to the indictments, Salinas-Trevino and Castillo-Montoya are illegal immigrants who used counterfeit permanent resident cards as proof of identification in connection with their employment as a subcontractor at the Marathon Oil Refinery in Garyville, La.

If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U. S. Attorney Gregory M. Kennedy.