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Mexican National Sentenced To 6 Months Imprisonment For Passport Fraud

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

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Leticia Corona-Salazar, age 40, of Tlaxcala, Mexico, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge James M. Munley to a time-served sentence of approximately 6 months imprisonment for committing passport fraud.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Corona-Salazar submitted a fraudulent application for a United States passport in May 2008.  In the ultimately unsuccessful application, Corona-Salazar used a United States citizen’s identity as her own.  Corona-Salazar was deported before charges were filed in 2015, but identified and re-arrested in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, in May 2018, having re-entered the United States at an unknown time and place.

The matter was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Internal Revenue Service.  The case was prosecuted by Deputy Criminal Chief William S. Houser and by Assistant United States Attorney Phillip J. Caraballo.

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Updated November 14, 2018

Identity Theft