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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 21, 2016

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

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.

Topic(s): 
Identity Theft
Immigration
Updated October 21, 2016