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Immigration – Passport Fraud – Conspiracy – 'Public Authority Defense' (access required)

In this immigration fraud case alleging that defendant conspired with a corrupt government official to obtain a U.S. passport and to obtain naturalization, in violation of 18 U.S.C. Sects. 371 and 1452(b), the district court rejects defendant's claim of a "public authority" defense pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 12.3. The court grants the government's ...

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