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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Rhode Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 2, 2018

Jamaican National Twice Deported Pleads Guilty to Passport Fraud Charge

PROVIDENCE, RI – A Jamaican national twice deported from the United States today pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence, RI,  to making false statements on a United States passport application.

Appearing in U.S. District Court in Providence, Dwayne L. Facey, 42, of Hampton, GA, admitted to the court that in March 2015 he used the name of a Massachusetts resident on an application filed at a United States Postal Service facility in Pawtucket seeking a United States passport. Facey pleaded guilty to one count of false statement in an application for a passport with the intent to induce or secure the issuance of a passport.

Facey’s guilty plea is announced by United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch and William B. Gannon, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Office of the United States Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service.

Facey is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., on June 19, 2018. False statement in an application for a passport with the intent to induce of secure the issuance of a passport is punishable by statutory penalties of up to 10 years in prison followed by up to 3 years supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000.

Information regarding the prosecution of Facey has been forwarded to United States Immigration and Custom Enforcement.

The matter, investigated by the United States Department of State Diplomatic Security Service, is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lee H. Vilker.

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Component(s): 
Contact: 
Jim Martin (401) 490-1092
Press Release Number: 
18-30
Updated April 2, 2018