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March 15, 2011

NEW HAVEN MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL COUNTERFEITING AND DRUG CHARGES

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ANASHE UFUMAKA 39, of Irving Street, New Haven, pleaded guilty yesterday, March 14, before United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to federal counterfeiting and cocaine distribution charges.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between April and September 2010, UFUMAKA received more than $35,000 in counterfeit U.S. currency from sources in Nigeria.  UFUMAKA sold a portion of the counterfeit currency and wired proceeds from the sale of the currency to his sources in Nigeria.

In addition, on September 10, 2010, UFUMAKA distributed approximately 22 grams of cocaine to an individual working with law enforcement.

UFUMAKA pleaded guilty to one count of dealing counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years, and one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine, which also carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

Judge Droney has scheduled sentencing for June 2. 2011.  UFUMAKA has been detained since his arrest on September 20, 2010.

This matter is being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ray Miller and Special Assistant United States Attorney Neeraj Patel.

 

CONTACT:

 

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722
thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

 

 

 

 

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