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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Friday, June 7, 2013

Mother And Daughter Charged In Passport Scheme

Doris Rotondi, 86, and her daughter Joy Taylor 55, both of Colwyn, Pennsylvania, were charged today by Indictment with conspiracy to commit passport fraud and making, uttering and possessing counterfeit checks, false statements in United States passport applications, passport mutilation, theft of government property, and failure to disclose income to the Social Security Administration, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

The indictment charges that the defendants have provided false information to obtain passports and then used the passports to open bank accounts in false names and for other purposes.

If convicted, Rotondi faces a maximum possible sentence of 60 years’ imprisonment, a $1.75 million fine, 5 years supervised release and a $400 special assessment.

If convicted, Joy Taylor faces a maximum possible sentence of 95 years’ imprisonment, a $2.5 million fine, 5 years supervised release and a $700 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Department of State Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, and the Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Pamela Foa.

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Updated December 15, 2014