Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mayor of Bacum, Mexico Sentenced for False Statement in Application and Use of a United States Passport

TUCSON, Ariz. – On April 8, 2019, Rogelio Aboyte Limon, 47, of Bacum, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Judge Raner C. Collins to 15 months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release. Aboyte Limon had previously pleaded guilty to false statement in application and use of a passport.                

     On Dec. 27, 2018, Aboyte Limon was arrested using a fraudulently obtained United States passport in an attempt to enter the United States through the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz. Aboyte Limon originally obtained the passport in 2005, renewed it in 2015, and used it on multiple occasions.  The false statements in the renewal application included using another person’s identity, claiming United States citizenship, omitting other names he had previously used, and failing to disclose his conviction for a federal felony drug offense. Aboyte Limon is a citizen of Mexico and was the mayor of Bacum, Mexico at the time of his arrest.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Department of State-Diplomatic Security Service, the Department of Homeland Security-Customs and Border Protection, and the Department of Homeland Security-U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The prosecution was handled by Heather Siegele, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-19-00193-RCC-EJM

RELEASE NUMBER:    2019-047_Aboyte Limon

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