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Man Sentenced for Making False Statements on Passport Application

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated that Roderick Randy England was sentenced, to be imprisoned to 18 months in federal prison followed by three years supervised release, in federal court in Florence, South Carolina, by United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell.  England previously pled guilty to making a false application on a passport application which is a violation of Title 18 U.S.C. 1542.

Evidence presented at the guilty plea and other hearings established that England, a citizen of Jamaica, previously served a prison sentence in Florida after being convicted on charges of making a false claim of citizenship with the intent to obtain a state benefit. England was also sentenced to a one year term of supervised release which required him to report to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings when he was released from custody.  However, England failed to report upon his release. Instead, England applied for a passport at the Post Office in Longs, South Carolina, on February 21, 2013, using a false name and the birth certificate of a citizen of the U.S. Virgin Islands. England was later arrested in Tacoma, Washington, and charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest, and escape.  England was then transported back to South Carolina to face federal charges. 

Agents of the United States Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, investigated the case.  Assistant United States Attorney Bill Day of the Columbia office prosecuted the case.



Lance Crick (864) 282-2105

Updated November 17, 2017