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Passport Fraud Alleged

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

Emerson Flowers, 49, of Collingdale, PA, was charged today by Indictment with passport fraud, and use of a Social Security number assigned on the basis of false information. These offenses arise from the defendant’s attempt to obtain a U.S. Passport on January 18, 2013 using fraudulent identification in that name, announced United States Attorney Zane D. Memeger.

If convicted, the each defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 15 years in prison, a fine of up to $500,000, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $200 mandatory special assessment.

The case was investigated by United States State Department and the Social Security Administration and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joel D. Goldstein.

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Updated December 15, 2014