- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Twenty-six people in Florida have been arrested for passport fraud.

U.S. State Department officials said the 26 men and women were arrested during a statewide sweep stretching from Miami to Jacksonville.

The sweep took place during the first half of the month.

The suspects were charged with making false statements on their passport applications.

If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.

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