States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|May 10, 2010||
CITIZEN OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PLEADS GUILTY TO MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS ON PASSPORT APPLICATION
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that EUGENIO MARTIN IDELFONSO INOA, 51, a citizen of the Dominican Republic last residing on Webster Street in Hartford, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford, to 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 July 24, 2009, IDLEFONSO submitted a U.S. passport application at a U.S. Post Office in Hartford using the name, date of birth and social security number of another individual.
The investigation revealed that IDELFONSO entered the U.S. on foot from Mexico at a place other than a designated port of entry in 2009. He had purchased the identity documents by sending $1,100 to a person in Puerto Rico. In return, IDELFONSO received a copy of a birth certificate, a social security number, and a Puerto Rican driver’s license and driving record for the individual whose identity he used when applying for the passport.
Judge Bryant has scheduled sentencing for July 21, 2010, at which time IDELFONSO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.
IDELFONSO has been detained since his arrest on February 25, 2010.
This matter was investigated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul H. McConnell.
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