Elisha Dawkins, Immigrant Army Vet Jailed on Passport Charges, Rejects Deal
Elisha L. Dawkins, the veteran of the U.S. Army and Navy who was jailed on a seemingly minor passport fraud charge only to discover he was not actually a US citizen, has rejected a deal that would see the charges dropped. Now, Dawkins' case will go to trial, and he could see up to ten years in jail and the possibility of deportation.
Prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami had offered Dawkins a deal : they'd drop the passport charges if Dawkins entered a pretrial diversion program and completed a term of probation. Without a felony on his record, his path to legal citizenship would be much smoother.
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