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Mexican citizen sentenced to six months in prison for lying on passport application

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

LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a man from Mexico was sentenced to six months in prison for submitting false information when applying for a passport.

Juan Carlos Guzman, 36, of San Lui Potosi, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi on one count of making a false statement on a passport application in an attempt to illegally obtain a U.S. passport. According to the July 26, 2016 guilty plea, Guzman used another individual’s name, birthdate and social security number and submitted the documents to the Iberia Parish Clerk of Court on March 31, 2015 to process a passport application. Guzman is in the country illegally.

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

Updated October 21, 2016

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