Presque Isle Man Faces Prison Time for Passport Fraud
A Presque Isle man faces time in federal prison after pleading guilty to passport fraud in U.S. District Court in Bangor Wednesday.
According to court documents, 42-year-old Christopher Phillips, who is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, obtained a U.S. passport in his deceased brother’s name, and then used that false passport to try to enter the United States at the Fort Fairfield port of entry in August 2011.
Federal prosecutors say that Phillips also possessed a Maine driver’s license and debit cards in his deceased brother’s name. He allegedly used the fake ID’s in an attempt to conceal his criminal history.
Phillips is facing up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each charge.