Dominican Man Sentenced for Falsely Applying for a U.S. Passport

After pleading guilty to a charge of counterfeiting a passport application, Ramon Francisco of the Dominican Republic who resided in Connecticut was sentenced to 14 months in prison October 28. During the investigation by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), it was discovered that Francisco used another individual’s identity to apply for his passport. Francisco has been going through removal procedures carried out by ICE’s Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) since his arrest in August of 2009.