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Press Release

June 2, 2011

NEW HAVEN MAN SENTENCED TO 27 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON
FOR DISTRIBUTING COUNTERFEIT U.S. CURRENCY AND COCAINE

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANASHE UFUMAKA 39, of Irving Street, New Haven, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to 27 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for dealing counterfeit currency and narcotics.

According to court documents and statements made in court, UFUMAKA supervised an operation to import and distribute counterfeit United States currency.  UFUMAKA ordered the counterfeit currency from sources in Nigeria, coordinated the shipping of the counterfeit currency and then received the counterfeit currency when it arrived in the U.S.  He then sold the counterfeit currency to other individuals and wired some of the proceeds back to his sources in Nigeria.  Between April and September 2010, UFUMAKA received more than $35,000 in counterfeit U.S. currency from sources in Nigeria.

In addition, on September 10, 2010, UFUMAKA distributed approximately 22 grams of cocaine to an individual working with law enforcement in exchange for $1300.

On March 14, 2011, UFUMAKA pleaded guilty to one count of dealing counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes and one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine.

UFUMAKA has been detained since his arrest on September 20, 2010.

This matter was 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 Special Assistant United States Attorney Neeraj Patel and Assistant United States Attorney Ray Miller.

 

CONTACT:

 

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

 

 

 

 

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