Nevada man who sought fake passport gets prison, deportation

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada man who tried to get a fake U.S. passport has been sentenced to two years in federal prison and will be deported upon completion of his prison term.

U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben sentenced 46-year-old Alberto Jacinto-Rios in Reno on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty in April to one count of aggravated identity theft.

Federal prosecutors say Jacinto-Rios, who also went by the name Manuel Lorenzo Diaz, applied for a U.S. passport at the University of Nevada, Reno, using the name, Social Security number and birth certificate of a legal U.S. citizen.

The application was referred to the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service in San Francisco because a passport and passport previously had been issued in that name. He was arrested and indicted by a U.S. grand jury in Reno in December.

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