Former Mexican Mayor Sentenced For United States Passport Fraud

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TUCSON – Rogelio Aboyte Limon, former mayor of Bacum, Mexico, was sentenced in a Tucson federal courtroom to 15 months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to false statement in application and use of a passport.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), on December 27, 2018, Aboyte Limon, age 47, was arrested for using a fraudulently obtained United States passport in an attempt to enter the United States through the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales.

Aboyte Limon originally obtained the passport in 2005, renewed it in 2015, and used it on multiple occasions, according to the DOJ. 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.

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