GREENBELT, Md. (WJZ) — A Ghana-born doctor living in Maryland pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal passport fraud charge, the justice department said.

Michael Nana Baako, 50, was arrested in May after law enforcement officials found a Ghanaian passport and documents he was reportedly using to try to fraudulently obtain documents saying he was born in North Carolina.

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The justice department said Baako and his spouse married in 1995 and have lived in Howard County since 2001. He originally entered the country legally in 1996 on a visitor’s visa.

He also reportedly married a U.S. citizen in Virginia in 1998 in an effort to become a citizen; that request was denied in 2000 after immigration officials determined the marriage was a sham, the justice department said.

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In late 2005, he registered to vote and reportedly voted illegally in ten federal elections from 2006 and 2018. Online voter records show a registration date of December 7, 2005.

Three years later, he also reportedly obtained a U.S. passport after filing paperwork claiming he and his parents were born in North Carolina.

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He is set to be sentenced in September.