Man Charged with Passport and Citizenship Fraud
Juan Carlos Gomez, 34, was charged in an indictment' with one count of passport
fraud and one count of citizenship fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David
Memeger. The indictment alleges that, on or about December 14,2009, Gomez applied for a
passport using an assumed identity, and stated on his application that he was born in Connecticut
(and was thus a United States citizen), and also put on his passport application a social security
number belonging to the person whose identity he assumed - when in fact, the defendant was a
native of the Dominican Republic and was not actually the person he claimed to be.
If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of 13 years' imprisonment,
a three-year term of supervised release, a $500,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Department of State, Diplomatic Securities
Service, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lauren M. Ouziel.
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