Canadian Man Sentenced for Illegal Re-Entry into the United States
Contact: James L. McCarthy
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Ian Owen
Sharpe, 59, of Victoria, British Colombia, Canada, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor,
by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., to 45 months imprisonment to be followed by 3 years of
supervised release for attempting to illegally enter the U.S. after having been removed or deported.
Court records reveal that in February 2012, Sharpe, using an alias, crossed into the U.S. from
Canada, at the Calais, Maine Port of Entry, by walking across the bridge and then entering the U.S.
Customs and Border Protection Office to be processed for entry into the U.S. The Customs and Border
Protection officer determined that the social security number given by Sharpe did not exist, and his
claim of U.S. citizenship could not be confirmed. The ensuing investigation revealed Sharpe’s true
identity and that Sharpe had been deported or removed from the U.S. to Canada on at least seven prior
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs
and Border Protection.
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