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Gallatin man pleads guilty to passport fraud

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GALLATIN, TN (WSMV) -

A man from Sumner County pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of fraudulent attempts to obtain a U.S. passport.

On July 19, Jose Camarena, 37, of Gallatin, TN, pleaded guilty to two counts of making a false statement in an application for a passport and two counts of falsely representing that he was a U.S. citizen, according to David Rivera, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Camarena also acknowledged that he submitted both passport applications under a false name and admitted providing false birth certificates and a Social Security card that he had obtained unlawfully in support of these applications.

Camarena could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison in connection with the false statement counts and to up to three years in prison for false representation of citizenship counts.

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