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New York Man Admits Making False Statements To The Government To Obtain A Passport

May 3, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Mayville, N.Y., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of making false statements to the government of the United States, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Mark Juliano, 51, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Alan N. Bloch.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that, on or about Oct. 22, 2010, Juliano made a false and fraudulent representation to the United States Government when he submitted an application for a new United States Passport, claiming that he had lost his Passport.

Judge Bloch scheduled sentencing for Aug. 25, 2011, at 12:30 p.m.  The law provides for a total sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Shaun E. Sweeney is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Juliano.

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