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Knoxville Man Sentenced to Two Years In Prison For Aggravated Identity Theft

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

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On September 9, 2021, Dios E. Tate, 32, currently of Knoxville, Tennessee, was sentenced in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Knoxville, to serve 24 months in federal prison, followed by one year of supervised release, by the Honorable Thomas Varlan, U.S. District Judge.

According to the plea agreement filed with the court, Tate pled guilty to one count of aggravated identity theft.  Tate admitted that on November 16, 2020, he used the social security number of another person to obtain a Tennessee identification card from the Knox County Clerk in a name of another person.  

This prosecution resulted from an investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Social Security Administration – Office of Inspector General.

Assistant United States Attorney T.J. Harker represented the United States.                       



Rachelle Barnes
Public Affairs Officer
(865) 545-4167

Updated September 9, 2021

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