Patrick Neil Inkster Sentenced in U.S. District Court
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on May 6, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, PATRICK NEIL INKSTER, a 31-year-old resident of Calgary, Alberta, appeared for sentencing. INKSTER was sentenced to a term of:
Prison: time served (176 days)
Special Assessment: $100
Supervised Release: 3 years
INKSTER was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to possession of a fraudulent resident alien card.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette L. Stewart, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
On September 13, 2010, INKSTER presented fraudulent documents as identification to obtain a Montana Identification Card (MIC).
On the application to obtain an MIC, INKSTER listed that he was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and was not a United States Citizen. INKSTER also indicated that he was a Montana resident and provided an address in Great Falls. INKSTER then presented the examiner with a fraudulent United States Resident Alien Card in the name of Richar Savage, as well as a fraudulent Social Security Card also in the name of Savage. The DMV examiner recognized the documents as fraudulent, took copies, and told INKSTER to return when a supervisor was available.
When questioned, INKSTER admitted that he purchased the fraudulent social security card and fake resident alien card. He planned to use them to get a Montana ID card and then use the Montana ID card to purchase firearms.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Homeland Security Investigations.