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A Hampton man is facing charges of passport fraud and false statements.
Abel Hernandez-Labra, 43, was charged in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids on July 15. The criminal complaint alleges that he assumed the identity of a U.S. citizen by fraudulently obtaining the victim's birth certificate.
Investigators believe he then used that information to apply for a drivers license and passport. He is charged with lying to authorities during the investigation.
Hernandez-Labra is being held in Cedar Rapids without bond.
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