SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego man who allegedly stole the identities of dead children to obtain passports has pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
U-T San Diego says 69-year-old Lloyd Taylor entered the pleas Thursday to three charges of making false statements on passport applications. He was ordered held without bond and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Taylor is a former CPA and lawyer who once ran unsuccessfully for county supervisor in San Francisco.
Federal prosecutors contend that he stole the identities of at least six children who died in the Bay Area in the 1950s, using the information to obtain passports.
He was arrested earlier this month. Federal authorities also seized nearly $2 million in gold that he owned.
Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com
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