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MEXICAN NATIONAL PLEADS GUILTY TO
FALSE UNITED STATES PASSPORT APPLICATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2012

Gulfport, Miss. – Estanislao Pulido, 48, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty in U.S. District Court today to making false statements in an application for a United States Passport, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Resident Agent in Charge Brian Hatheway, U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service.


Pulido admitted that on May 29, 2009, in Jackson, County, Mississippi, he made and signed a false application for a United States Passport by falsifying his name, his citizenship and Social Security number.
Pulido will be sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Walter J. Gex III on January 7, 2013, at 10:15 a.m. and faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Dept. of State, Diplomatic Security Service, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ruth Morgan.

 

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