Judge Sentences Previously Deported Mexican National for Passport Fraud

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SACRAMENTO — Leonardo Cesar Pulido-Escamilla, a Mexican national, was sentenced to approximately four months in prison by United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller Wednesday.
Pulido-Escamilla was sentenced for making a false statement in an application for a United States Passport, according to Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert in a press release.
The 39-year-old resided in Yuba City, Citrus Heights, Lincoln and other cities in California.
According to court documents, he used another person’s name and birth certificate in a fraudulent U.S. Passports application in 2012.
Previously, Pulido-Escamilla was deported from the United States in 1997 and 2004.
On March 20, he was apprehended by border patrol agents in Arizona.
FOX40 intern Jeremiah Martinez filed this report.