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Mexican citizen pleads guilty to lying on passport application in Morgan City

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana

ALEXANDRIA, La. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a man from Mexico pleaded guilty Monday to lying on a passport application he submitted at the Morgan City post office.


Jose Luis Andrade Diaz, 32, of Mexico, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to one count of false statement in application for passport. According to the guilty plea, Diaz submitted a fraudulent passport application on April 26, 2007 to the Morgan City post office using another person’s identity. He used the individual’s name, birthdate and Social Security number on the passport application.


Diaz faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The court set a sentencing date of October 23, 2017.


The State Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dominic Rossetti is prosecuting the case.

Updated June 13, 2017

Identity Theft