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Colombian National Sentenced To Prison For Aggravated Identity Theft

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron today sentenced Guillermo Pardo (53) to two years and one day in federal prison for aggravated identity theft and passport fraud. He pleaded guilty on February 15, 2017.

 

According to court documents, on January 22, 2015, Pardo made a false statement in an application for a passport. Specifically, he claimed to be a United States citizen and used information belonging to a real United States citizen to do so. In reality, Pardo was a citizen and national of Colombia (South America) and was ordered to be deported from the United States in 1986, after a felony drug conviction.

 

This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of State - Diplomatic Security Service and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Emily C.L. Chang and Special Assistant United States Attorney Christina R. Downes.

Updated May 11, 2017

Topics
Identity Theft
Immigration