NewsBlaze search box Daily News header

Nine Arrested for Passport Fraud in California

By     get stories by email

US Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) has arrested nine people in the Central Valley in California on charges of federal passport fraud in 2011.

Reports say the suspects are accused of using counterfeit, stolen or other unlawfully-obtained citizenship and identity documentation. The felony charges against the suspects carry a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison.

According to the US State Department, the majority of these cases were referred to DSS by the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs.

The arrests include:

-Francisco Lopez of Atwater
-Patricia Brambila of Fresno
-Norma Gonzalez-Martinez of Fresno
-Raul Avino-Lopez of Fresno
-Ramiro R. Barboza of Manteca
-Arturo Vazquez-Mendoza of Suisan City
-Alejandro J. Portillo of Orosi
-Elvia Hernandez formerly of Stockton
-Gabriel Vazquez-Landino of Winton

amnesty
Immigrant rights march for amnesty in downtown Los Angeles, California on May Day, 2006. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
"Those arrested were referred for criminal prosecution and immigration proceedings." - US State Department

The alleged suspects are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty, US State Department stated.

In 2009, DSS also arrested 13 residents in California's Central Valley on charges of federal passport fraud. The accused allegedly applied, or helped others apply for United States passports using counterfeit, stolen, or other unlawfully obtained American birth certificates and driver's licenses, which is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

The Bureau of Diplomatic Security is the U.S. Department of State's law enforcement and security arm. The special agents, engineers, and security professionals of the Bureau are responsible for the security of more than 280 diplomatic missions around the world.

In the United States, Diplomatic Security personnel protect the U.S. Secretary of State and high-ranking foreign dignitaries and officials visiting the United States, investigate passport and visa fraud, and conduct personnel security investigations. In 2008, DS participated in 2,487 arrests globally, primarily for passport and visa fraud, including 586 arrests overseas in cooperation with foreign police.

Mina Fabulous follows the news, especially what is going on in the US State Department. Mina turns State Department waffle into plain english. Read more stories by Mina Fabulous. Contact Mina through NewsBlaze.

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related World News News

Secretary Kerry asserted that an Iran without a nuclear weapon is better to deal with. The ayatollah said that they will not have nuclear weapons.
Who made the idea of buying land? Why were certain people left out of receiving this paper so they could buy land?
The terror attack took place at the Turkish of Suruc, near the border with Syria, destroying the a cultural centre in the which wounded over 100 people.
Four people died in a suicide blast in the Chadian city Maiduguri. Also in northern Cameroon, 11 people were killed when two women blew themselves up.
The abrupt move by the KPLT Commander in Chief surprised counter insurgency professionals in the region who believe the fragmented outfit may not accept it.
Termination of the Principal Secretary of the Council, Moloy Bora, and the associated court case, is causing major problems for the local economy.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month


Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

What's Hot At NewsBlaze.com?
1 .What is the 'Real Motive' of Tas and Jas in the Murder of Their Mother, Nikki - 93
2 .Michael Oher Interview With Kam Williams - 42
3 .Actress Alysia Rogers Reveals Why She Left Hollywood for Good - 23
4 .Mandatory Military Service Works in Israel - 14
5 .Assad - ISIS Collusion: The Human Monster and His Satanic Band - 16
6 .Censorship in America - 10
7 .Art Hurts: Body Carving - 8
8 .Why I am Proud of Being an Indian! - 11
9 .Role of Religion in Human Life - 8
10.Brandi Maxiell The Basketball Wives LA Interview - 7
Updated: 21:30 PDT     791

NewsBlaze Editors

editors

NewsBlaze Writers

news writer images

Writers Wanted

Help NewsBlaze provide daily news, including Business Top Stories, Technology, The Environment and more. Apply: NewsBlaze Writer

Follow NewsBlaze

NewsBlaze Social Media Logos NewsBlaze Facebook NewsBlaze LinkedIn NewsBlaze Twitter NewsBlaze YouTube NewsBlaze MySpace NewsBlaze Fan Page NewsBlaze StumbleUpon NewsBlaze Political Cartoons NewsBlaze Editorial Cartoons

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site