John Doe pulls 10-year sentence

Historic City News was informed today that District Court Judge Roy B Dalton sentenced “John Doe” a/k/a “Leroy” a/k/a “LTH” to 120 months in federal prison following his conviction on seven counts of aggravated identity theft, six counts of falsely representing a social security number, and one count of passport fraud.

John Doe was arrested on a federal warrant while already in state custody for fraud. He was convicted on May 24, 2012 according to US Attorney Robert E O’Neill.

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. As of yet, law enforcement has not affirmatively identified John Doe.

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 of the victim to fraudulently obtain Transportation Worker Identification Credentials issued by the Transportation Security Administration at JAXPORT. The badge allowed John Doe to have unescorted access to secure areas of JAXPORT to include the Blount Island Marine Terminal.

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.

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