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Mexican National Indicted for Making False Statements in Passport Application

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on June 27, 2024, DARVELIO ALVARO (“ALVARO”), age 24, a citizen of Mexico, was indicted for making false statements in an application for a United States passport in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1542. 

According to court documents, on or about July 2, 2023, ALVARO provided a false name and social security number and falsely claimed he was born in Puerto Rico, to apply for a United States passport.

If convicted, ALVARO faces up to 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, up to three years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.

U. S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case was investigated by the Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Paul J. Hubbell of the General Crimes Unit is in charge of the prosecution.


Shane Jones

 Community Outreach Coordinator 

U.S. Attorney's Office 

Eastern District of Louisiana

Updated July 1, 2024