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Unidentified Man Is Successfully Convicted In Federal Court

A suspect known only as 'John Doe' was convicted in federal court on Friday on multiple charges.

Baltimore, MD – A man was convicted Friday of stealing a U.S. citizen’s identity, committing voter fraud, Social Security fraud, and passport fraud over the last 20 years.

Despite being in custody, the man’s identify is still unknown.

The foreign national, known only as ‘John Doe,’ was convicted during a three-day trial, according to The Baltimore Sun.

The Diplomatic Security Service has asked for the public’s help in identifying ‘John Doe’, who stole the identity of Cheyenne Moody Davis.

The defendant used Moody’s identity to obtain a driver’s license and other identifying documents in the summer of 1997, according to evidence that was presented during the trial.

He then used those initial documents to obtain a U.S. passport, Social Security card, and register to vote. Police said that he most recently voted in the 2016 U.S. election.

Moody, who was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, testified against the defendant at trial.

The defendant is believed to have been 20-25-years-old when he left his country around June, 1997. He is 5’8″, has light brown eyes, and may be going by the nickname of ‘Chris’ or ‘Ritchie.’

Federal agents said that they believe the defendant is from Antigua, Barbuda, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, or Jamaica, because he speaks with an accent typical of the Caribbean Islands. Evidence that was presented at trial indicated that he is in his early-to-mid 40s.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for the defendant for February 23 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.

He faces up to ten years imprisonment for passport fraud, five years for Social Security fraud, five years for each count of voter fraud, and a mandatory two-year sentence for aggravated identity theft.

GinnyReed - November Sat, 2017


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