Patel used the forged passport - which was in another person's name, but bore Patel's photograph - to fly from India to Toronto in prior to illegally entering the US, it said.
Patel faces up to 10 years in prison and up to 3 years of post-imprisonment supervised release, and a hefty fine of $250,000.
"A defendant's sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the US Sentencing Guidelines and other factors," the statement said.
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