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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced in Passport Fraud Case

January 9, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls man charged with passport fraud and misuse of a Social Security number was sentenced on January 4, 2013, by US District Judge Karen E. Schreier. Mark Steven Shepard, a/k/a Kellynn Daleigh Kennedy, a/k/a Kellynn Dalemay Kennedy, a/k/a Mark Oliver Gallaher, age 56, was sentenced to 12 months custody and one year of supervised release on each count, to be served concurrently.

On October 3, 2011, Shepard applied for and received a South Dakota driver's license in the name of Kellynn Daleigh Kennedy, using a United States passport in that name as proof of his identity. He had obtained that passport by fraudulently claiming the Social Security number of another person as his own.

The investigation was conducted by the Department of State - Diplomatic Security Service, the Department of Homeland Security - Document Benefit Task Force of Minneapolis, MN, and the Social Security Administration. Assistant US Attorney Connie Larson prosecuted the case.

Shepard was immediately turned over to the custody of the US Marshal.



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