Man sentenced to two years in prison for passport fraud

Man sentenced to two years in prison for passport fraud

A man unlawfully in the United States who used another man’s name and personal identifying information on his U.S. passport application was sentenced to two years in federal prison on Tuesday, July 17.

Alberto Jacinto-Rios, aka Manuel Lorenzo Diaz, 46, pleaded guilty in April 2018 to one count of aggravated identity theft and will be deported from the United States.

On March 6, 2017, Jacinto-Rios applied for a U.S. passport at the University of Nevada, Reno using the name, date of birth, Social Security number, and birth certificate of a U.S. citizen.

The passport application was referred to DSS because a passport and passport card had been previously issued.

Jacinto-Rios was positively identified as the fraudulent passport applicant through photographs. He was arrested on the same day he was indicted in December of 2017.

If you are aware of, or have been a victim of, fraud or fraudulently issued U.S. passports, contact PassportVisaFraud@state.gov.


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