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Government worker convicted of passport fraud

A federal government worker based out of Texas has been convicted of passport fraud.

Nyle Churchwell, and ex-passport official based out of Houston, Texas, was arrested in 2012 after having spent 30 years working with the U.S. Department of State. Churchwell was exposed after being confronted by another worker, whose name hasn’t been made public.

The fraud was verified by several others passport employees who testified that some of the applicants from Jamaica — some of whom knew Churchwell personally — used the identities of other people when they went to apply for passports.

Churchwell currently remains in custody and is waiting on a sentencing date. He has been convicted of two counts of false statements in the application and use of a passport, according to AP.  He is facing up to 20 years in prison.

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