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United States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
Press Release

February 22, 2011

MEXICAN CITIZEN WHO USED FALSE IDENTITY TO APPLY FOR U.S. PASSPORT IS SENTENCED

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that HERIBERTO FERNANDEZ-BARRIENTOS, 21, a citizen of Mexico last residing in Manchester, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to four months of imprisonment for making a false statement on an application for a United States passport.  FERNANDEZ-BARRIENTOS pleaded guilty to the offense on November 9, 2010.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 30, 2009, FERNANDEZ-BARRIENTOS used the identity of another individual when he applied for a United States passport at a U.S. Post Office in Norwalk.

FERNANDEZ-BARRIENTOS has been detained in state custody on drug charges since September 2009.  The federal sentence will run concurrently with the state sentence he is serving.

FERNANDEZ-BARRIENTOS faces deportation following his release from incarceration.

This matter was investigated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alina P. Reynolds.

 

CONTACT:

 

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722
thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

 

 

 

 

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