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SAN FRANCISCO – Mustapha Traore, aka Olivier Adella, was sentenced to six months in prison and six additional months of home confinement for knowingly making false statements in an application for a passport with the intent to induce and secure the issuance of a passport, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson; U.S. State Department, Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), San Francisco Field Office Special Agent in Charge Matthew Perlman; and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) San Francisco Special Agent in Charge Tatum King. The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Vince Chhabria, U.S. District Judge.

“The Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) is committed to ensuring that those that perpetrate U.S. passport fraud face consequences for their nefarious actions,” said Matthew Perlman, Special Agent in Charge of the DSS San Francisco Field Office.  “The successful prosecution of this complex international, multi-jurisdictional case is a direct result of DSS’ global reach and strong partnership with both U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies.”

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