Canadian Man Sentenced for Transportation of Stolen Goods
Contact: James L. McCarthy
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Michael Angelo
Giuffrida, 23, of Quebec, Canada, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Bangor, Maine to
serve a two year term of imprisonment and a one year term of supervised release for the federal
offenses of possessing and transporting fraudulent money orders. Giuffrida pleaded guilty on March 30,
2012. Co-defendant Nour-El-Dean Mouneimneh, also of Canada, received an identical sentence on June
11 of this year. Both men were ordered to pay restitution totaling $116,117 to the victims of the
Court records reveal that on March 26, 2011, Giuffrida and Mouneimneh stopped at a gas
station in Houlton, Maine after their vehicle was observed by U.S. Border Patrol agents to have a flat
tire. Investigation by the agents revealed that the men were transporting $89,808 in U.S. currency, $200
in Canadian currency and a total of $10,440 in Western Union money orders in the trunk of their
car. The money orders were payable in the names of various persons, had been sent by victims in
Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, and had been picked up earlier in March at various Western Union outlets
The investigation was conducted jointly by the United States Border Patrol and the United
States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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