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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Federal False Statements and Aggravated Identity Theft Charges in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Clinton William Yetter, 50, of Gainesville, Fla., pleaded guilty yesterday in Albuquerque, N.M, federal court to false statements and aggravated identity theft charges.

Yetter was charged in a four-count indictment filed on May 29, 2013, with two counts of making false statements and two counts of identity fraud.  The indictment alleged that Yetter made the false statements on Oct. 4, 2011 and May 2, 2012, in Bernalillo County, N.M., when applying for U.S. passports.  It also alleged that Yetter used the name of another person in making the applications.

During yesterday’s change of plea hearing, Yetter pled guilty to the indictment without the benefit of a plea agreement.  Yetter is in federal custody and will remain detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.

At sentencing, Yetter faces a statutory maximum penalty of five years in prison on each of the false statements charges.  He faces a mandatory two-year prison sentence on the identity theft charges, which must be served consecutive to any prison sentence imposed on the false statements charges. 

This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Mysliwiec.

Identity Theft
Updated May 3, 2016