PHOENIX — A Phoenix resident has been sentenced to 10 months in federal
prison and stripped of his U.S. citizenship for committing naturalization fraud.
Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Gustavo Ramirez-Ramirez pleaded guilty last
November to unlawful procurement of U.S. citizenship and submitting false
information to obtain a passport.
A U.S. District Court judge on Monday also sentenced Ramirez-Ramirez to three
years of supervised release and ordered him deported to his native Mexico.
Prosecutors say Ramirez-Ramirez illegally entered the U.S. and used another
man’s identity to obtain a permanent resident card and other identification
He also admitted to lying under oath during his naturalization process in 2007.
Authorities say Ramirez-Ramirez used the stolen identity in 2010 to
fraudulently obtain a passport, which he used to travel between the U.S. and