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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Indictment Charges Man With Passport Fraud

PHILADELPHIA – Ramon Ignacio Rosa-Santos, 32, of Philadelphia, was charged today in an Indictment with passport fraud and falsely claiming to be a United States citizen, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the Indictment, Rosa-Santos, an alien and a native and citizen of the Dominican Republic, falsely represented his identity in an application for an United States passport. Rosa-Santos falsely stated that his name was “J.L.S.,” and that he was born in Puerto Rico, and was, therefore, a United States citizen, which he knew to be false.

If convicted of the offenses, Rosa-Santos faces a total maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment, a $500,000 fine, five years supervised release, and a $200 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the United States State Department Diplomatic Security Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anita Eve.

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