Elisha L. Dawkins, the veteran of the U.S. Army and Navy whowas jailed on a seemingly minor passport fraud charge only to discover he was not actually a US citize
n, has rejecteda 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 Miamihad 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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