John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MANUEL ANTONIO GUAMAN, 34, a citizen of Ecuador last residing in Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to six months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release for passport fraud.
According to court documents and statements made in court, GUAMAN is a native and citizen of Ecuador. On or about August 2, 2006, he submitted in person an application for a U.S. passport, in the name of another individual, at a U.S. Post Office in Waterbury. Claiming to be this individual, GUAMAN presented to the passport acceptance agent a Puerto Rican birth certificate and a Connecticut identity card. Neither the birth certificate nor the identity card reflected the defendant’s true identity. GUAMAN signed the passport application under oath claiming to be this other individual. This passport was issued and used by GUAMAN to travel between the U.S. and Ecuador in 2012.