Press Statement
U.S. Department of Justice
San Francisco, CA
July 1, 2010


Joseph P. Russoniello, United States Attorney
Northern District of California

Since Jan. 1, 15 Bay Area residents have been charged with federal passport offenses, United States Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello and Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent in Charge Patrick Durkin announced.

The individuals charged include the 200th Bay Area resident to be charged with or prosecuted for a false passport offense since a zero-tolerance approach was implemented in 2007. According to court records and proceedings, the following 15 defendants all made misrepresentations of their identity on applications for U.S. passports:

  • Jennifer Lynn Martin of Berkeley, Calif., was convicted of possessing a false identification document when she applied for a passport. Martin previously self surrendered to DSS Special Agents and was sentenced to three years probation on February 25.
  • Adelson Dos-Santos, formerly of Daly City, Calif., was convicted of possessing a false identification document when he applied for a passport. Dos-Santos was previously arrested by DSS Special Agents and was sentenced to one year probation and over two months of served jail time on May 20.
  • Antero Teodoro De Almeida of Daly City, Calif., is alleged to have applied for passport using another person’s birth certificate. De Almeida eluded arrest in March and remains a DSS fugitive.
  • Adolfo Rivera of San Bruno, Calif., is alleged to have applied for passport using another person’s birth certificate. Rivera eluded arrest in January and remains a DSS fugitive.
  • Jane Doe aka Robyn Kimura formerly of Louisiana, is alleged to have used a fraudulently obtained passport at San Francisco International Airport. Jane Doe was arrested by Customs and Border Protection Officers on Feb. 25. Her case is in progress. This case was jointly investigated with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
  • Zhivago Redon of San Francisco, Calif., is alleged to have applied for a passport using another person’s birth certificate. Redon was arrested by DSS Special Agents on April 10 at San Francisco International Airport and his case is in progress.
  • Christina Cabrales-Hurtado of Oakland, Calif., was convicted of possessing a false identification document when she applied for a passport. Cabrales-Hurtado previously self surrendered to DSS Special Agents and was sentenced to three years probation and fined $1,000 on April 21.
  • Shirley Fina Moreno of Salinas, Calif., was convicted of possessing a false identification document when she applied for a passport. Moreno was previously arrested by DSS Special Agents and was sentenced to one year probation and approximately one month of served jail time on Feb. 25.
  • Uriel Soto Bastida of San Rafael, Calif., is alleged to have applied for passport using another person’s birth certificate. Bastida eluded arrest in March and remains a DSS fugitive.
  • Alejandro Mendoza of San Jose, Calif., was convicted of possessing a false identification document when he applied for a passport. Mendoza was previously arrested by DSS Special Agents and was sentenced to one year probation and fined $1,000 on May 13.
  • Deddy Sutarsa of Daly City, Calif., was convicted of possessing a false identification document when he applied for a passport. Sutarsa was previously arrested by DSS Special Agents and was sentenced to one year probation and approximately seven days of served jail time on May 13.
  • Judith Perez of San Jose, Calif., is alleged to have applied for a passport using another person’s birth certificate. Perez was arrested by DSS Special Agents on June 10. Her case is in progress.
  • Fernando Flores of San Jose, Calif., is alleged to have applied for a passport using another person’s birth certificate. Flores was arrested by DSS Special Agents on June 15. His case is in progress.
  • Alfredo Castaneda of Salinas, Calif., is alleged to have applied for a passport using another person’s birth certificate. Castaneda eluded arrest in June and remains a DSS fugitive.
  • Jose Salazar-Corrujedo of San Jose, Calif., is alleged to have applied for a passport using another person’s birth certificate. Salazar-Corrujedo was arrested by DSS Special Agents on June 25. His case is in progress.

The individuals listed above were charged with violating one or more of three federal statutes: 18 U.S.C. § 1542, false statement in application for a passport; 18 U.S.C. § 1028, fraud in connection with identification documents; and 18 U.S.C § 1546, fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents. Any sentence following conviction was or will be imposed by the court after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553.

Acadia Senese, Patricia Spaletta, Jeffrey Schenk, Wade Rhyne, and Cynthia Frey are the Assistant U.S. Attorneys who are prosecuting the cases with the assistance legal assistants Rawaty Yim, Rosario Calderon, Kathleen Turner, and Kamille Singh. The prosecutions are the result of ongoing investigations by Diplomatic Security.

Anyone with information about false or fraudulently issued passports or visas, or the whereabouts of the above fugitives, is encouraged to contact the Diplomatic Security San Francisco Field Office at 415-705-1176.

Please note: These charges contain only allegations against an individual and the defendants must be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Further Information:

Case #: CR10-00079 Jennifer Martin
Case #: CR10-70159 Adelson Dos-Santos
Case #: CR10-70160 Antero De Almeida
Case #: CR10-70010 Adolfo Rivera
Case #: CR10-00233 Jane Doe AKA Robyn Kimura
Case #: CR10-70216 Zhivago Redon
Case #: CR10-00107 Christina Cabrales-Hurtado
Case #: CR10-00043 Shirley Fina Moreno
Case #: CR10-70217 Uriel Soto Bastida
Case #: CR10-70295 Alejandro Mendoza
Case #: CR10-00397 Deddy Sutarsa
Case #: CR10-70482 Judith Perez
Case #: CR10-70481 Fernando Flores
Case #: CR10-70532 Alfredo Castaneda
Case #: CR10-70537 Jose Salazar-Corrujedo

A copy of this press release may be found on the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Web site at www.usdoj.gov/usao/can.

Electronic court filings and further procedural and docket information are available at https://ecf.cand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.

Judges’ calendars with schedules for upcoming court hearings can be viewed on the court’s Web site at www.cand.uscourts.gov.

Contact:
Jack Gillund
415-436-6599
Jack.Gillund@usdoj.gov