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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kristian G. Afana, also known as Leonard M. Ovono, 36, of Columbus, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 12 months and one day in prison for running a fake passport scheme.

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service, announced the sentence handed down by Senior U.S. District Judge James L. Graham.

According to court documents, Afana would pay individuals to apply for false United States passports by using providing photographs of unknown individuals to be submitted with the passport application in the name of the applicant. Afana would drive the applicants to various post offices in Columbus in order to apply.

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