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United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California

Tracy Man Indicted for Passport Fraud and Identification Fraud



Docket #: 2:13-cr-372 LKK



SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today charging Jaime Diaz, 42, of Tracy, with passport fraud and identification fraud, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

The indictment alleges that Diaz applied for a United States passport utilizing identification documents in the name of another individual.

This case is the product of an investigation by the United States Department of State. Assistant United States Attorney Sherry D. Hartel Haus is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Diaz faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison for passport fraud and five years in prison for identification fraud and a $250,000 fine for each count. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.



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