States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|June 10, 2010||
GUINEAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS IN A U.S. PASSPORT APPLICATION
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MOHAMED TOURE, 38, a citizen of the Republic of Guinea, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Warren W. Eginton in Bridgeport to approximately three months imprisonment, time served, and three years of supervised release, for making a false statement in an application for a United States passport. TOURE pleaded guilty to the offense on March 24, 2010.
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.
TOURE has been in federal custody since his arrest by agents of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security on March 4, 2010.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sandra S. Glover.
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