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Presque Isle Man Pleads Guilty to Passport Fraud

| November 6, 2013

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Christopher Phillips, 42, of Presque Isle pled guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court before Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to making a false statement in a U.S. Passport application and to misuse of a U.S. Passport.


According to court records, Christopher Phillips, a citizen of the United States and Canada, used a false name to apply for a U.S. Passport in 2007 and then used that false passport on August 3, 2011 in an attempt to enter the United States at the Port of Entry in Fort Fairfield.  The defendant also possessed a Maine driver’s license and debit cards in the false name.  Phillips used the false identity documents in an effort to conceal his criminal history from state and federal officials.


Phillips faces up to 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000 for each crime.  He will be sentenced after completion of a pre-sentence report by the United States Probation Office.


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