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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Jamaican National Sentenced To Prison For Passport Fraud


Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KEVIN DEAN BROWN, 43, a citizen of Jamaica last residing in Mount Vernon, N.Y., was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to eight months of imprisonment for passport fraud.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 30, 2006, BROWN used the name and identity documents of a U.S. citizen when filing an application for a U.S. passport at a post office in Hamden.  A U.S. passport was issued to BROWN in November 2006.

BROWN has been detained since his arrest on April 4, 2013.  On May 29, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement in an application for a U.S. passport.

BROWN faces deportation proceedings when he completes his prison term.

This matter was investigated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, with the assistance of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deborah R. Slater.

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