States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|August 2, 2010||
CITIZEN OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WHO MADE FALSE STATEMENTS ON PASSPORT APPLICATION IS SENTENCED
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, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to approximately five months of imprisonment, time served, and two years of supervised release, for making false statements in an application for a United States Passport. Judge Bryant also ordered IDELFONSO to pay a fine in the amount of $5000.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 24, 2009, IDELFONSO 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.
IDELFONSO has been detained since his arrest on February 25, 2010. He pleaded guilty to the offense on May 10.
This matter was investigated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul H. McConnell.
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