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Derry Man Indicted For Passport Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

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

CONCORD – A Derry man was indicted for using another person’s identity in his application for a U.S. passport, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces.

Andrew Mahn, 28, was indicted on one count of making a false statement in a passport application, one count of false statements, and one count of aggravated identity theft.  Mahn was arrested on May 2, 2023 and is being held pending a detention hearing on May 4, 2023.

According to the charging documents, on November 15, 2022, Mahn submitted a fraudulent passport application using the name and date of birth of his victim.  Mahn was previously charged with hacking in the Northern District of Illinois, and he was on pretrial release when he applied for the passport.

The charge of making a false statement in a passport application provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.  The charge of making false statements provides for a sentence of up to 5 years in prison.  The charge of aggravated identity theft carries a mandatory sentence of two years consecutive to any other sentence imposed.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

The U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and U.S. Postal Inspection Service led the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alexander S. Chen and John J. Kennedy are prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated May 3, 2023

Identity Theft
Press Release Number: 2023-065