States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|March 24, 2010||
GUINEAN NATIONAL ADMITS APPLYING FOR A U.S. PASSPORT USING A FALSE NAME
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that MOHAMED TOURE, 38, a citizen of the Republic of Guinea, pleaded guilty today before Senior United States District Judge Warren W. Eginton in Bridgeport to with one count of making a false statement in an application for a United States passport.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 26, 2008, TOURE submitted an application for a United States passport at a U.S. Post Office in West Haven, Connecticut. On his application, which he submitted with a photograph of himself, TOURE made a number of false statements concerning his identity, including claiming that his name was that of another individual, and that he was born in Texas in 1967.
Judge Eginton has scheduled sentencing for June 11, 2010, at which time TOURE faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.
TOURE has been in federal custody since his arrest on March 4, 2010.
This case has been investigated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sandra S. Glover.
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