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Amsterdam Man Sentenced to 25 Months for Passport Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Marvin Danilo Aquino a/k/a Marvin Padilla, age 23, of Amsterdam, New York, was sentenced today to serve 25 months in prison for making a false statement in a passport application and aggravated identity theft.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Timothy Dumas, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the United States Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service.

As part of his guilty plea on April 19, 2019, Aquino admitted that in October 2017, he visited a U.S. Post Office in Gloversville, New York, and filled out an application for a U.S. passport, which he then submitted with a picture of himself.  On his application, however, Aquino listed the name, social security number, birthdate, and other identifying information of another person who had not authorized Aquino to file the application.  In support of the application, Aquino also submitted numerous documents containing the same third party’s identifying information.   

This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service with assistance from the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General.  It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua R. Rosenthal.

Updated September 25, 2019

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