States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|January 4, 2010||
WILLIMANTIC RESIDENT WHO CREATED FAKE IDENTITY IS SENTENCED
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that AMJAD IQBAL, also known as “Asif Ali,” 38, a citizen of Pakistan lawfully residing in the United States in Willimantic, Connecticut, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Peter C. Dorsey in New Haven to two years of probation. On September 15, 2009, IQBAL pleaded guilty to one count of Social Security fraud.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 13, 2001, IQBAL, using a counterfeit Pakistani passport and Immigration and Naturalization Employment Card in the name of Asif Ali, filed an application for a Social Security card at the Social Security District Office in Manhattan, New York. IQBAL stated on his application that he had not received a Social Security Number before, which was a material misrepresentation in that AMJAD IQBAL had previously received a Social Security number in his own name. Based upon IQBAL’s misrepresentation, the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration issued a Social Security Number to him in the name of Asif Ali.
On February 3, 2006, IQBAL applied for a Capital One Platinum Visa Card in the name of Asif Ali. In the application, IQBAL used the Social Security number issued in the name of Asif Ali that he fraudulently obtained in June 2001.
This matter was investigated by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General; the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security; the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Willimantic Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul H. McConnell.
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