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JACKSONVILLE, FL—U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announced today that United States District Court Judge Roy B. Dalton sentenced “John Doe,” a/k/a Leroy, a/k/a L.T.H., to 120 months in federal prison. On May 24, 2012, a federal jury convicted John Doe of seven counts of aggravated identity theft, six counts of falsely representing a Social Security number, and one count of passport fraud. Law enforcement previously arrested John Doe on a federal warrant while in state custody for fraud charges.
According to testimony and evidence presented during trial, John Doe assumed the identity of a living victim and had been living under that assumed identity for approximately 22 years. Using the Social Security number of the victim, John Doe obtained at least 23 government issued forms of identification in the name of the victim. These forms of identification included among other items, a passport, two Mayport Naval Station Military Contractor identification cards, three Florida identification cards, and six replacement Social Security cards. The Mayport Naval Station identification cards allowed John Doe to have unescorted access on at least five different Navy vessels. He also used the personal identification information of the victim at JAXPORT to fraudulently obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC) badge issued by the Transportation Security Administration. The TWIC badge allowed John Doe to have unescorted access to secure areas of JAXPORT to include the Blount Island Marine Terminal. As of yet, law enforcement has not affirmatively identified John Doe.
The case was investigated by Coast Guard Investigative Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of State-Diplomatic State Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Florida Highway Patrol-Bureau of Intelligence and Investigations, Social Security Administration-Office of Inspector General, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Kevin C. Frein and Kathleen O’Malley.