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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2012

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that EDUARDO MORGADO, 30, a citizen of Mexico residing in Danbury, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to three years of probation for using a false identity in applying for a United States passport.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on August 21, 2010, MORGADO submitted an application for a U.S. passport at the U.S. Post Office on Backus Avenue in Danbury.  On the application, MORGADO used the name, date of birth and social security number of a U.S. citizen.  In association with the application process, MORGADO also presented a Connecticut driver’s license that contained his picture along with the name of the U.S. citizen, and a birth certificate in the name of the U.S. citizen.

The investigation of this matter revealed that MORGADO illegally entered the U.S. and settled in Connecticut.  In 2009, MORGADO used the identity of the U.S. citizen to obtain the Connecticut driver’s license.

On June 22, 2012, MORGADO pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement in an application for a passport.

As part of his plea agreement, MORGADO has agreed not to contest his removal to Mexico.

This matter was investigated by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Krishna R. Patel.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

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

 

 

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