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September 29, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BRENTWOOD MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 4 YEARS FOR AGGRAVATED
IDENTITY THEFT AND COUNTERFEITING
Greenbelt, Maryland - United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announced that Gabriel Adekunle Ageh, age 56, of Brentwood, Maryland, was sentenced today to 54 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release for aggravated identity theft, counterfeiting, possession of implements to make false identification documents, possession of false identification documents, and social security fraud. In addition, U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. imposed a $5,000 fine for the defendant’s criminal conduct.
According to the evidence presented at his July 2006 trial, Ageh forged immigration documents required for entry into, and as evidence of authorized stay and employment in the United States. Ageh also produced and possessed several false social security cards, using the social security numbers of other individuals without their knowledge or permission. The evidence showed that Ageh intended to sell these social security cards, as well as a number of other false identification documents that he produced. Testimony showed that Ageh used a computer, typewriter and various document templates to produce the false identification documents.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the investigative work performed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General, the State Department Diplomatic Security Service, and the U.S. Secret Service. Mr. Rosenstein also thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Gina L. Simms and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael R. Dreeben, who prosecuted the case.
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