Jamaican Man Sentenced for Making False Statements to a Government Agency
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Larrington Oneil Dennis, 39, a Jamaican citizen living in Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on March 2, 2012, to 6 months in prison by United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon, for making false statements to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency in connection with his application to become a legal United States resident. In addition to his prison term, Dennis will serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison.
Dennis came to the United States in August of 2009 on a non-immigrant visa. He subsequently filed a request for adjustment of his status because of his marriage to a United States Citizen. During the investigation of that application, it was discovered that Dennis falsely stated he had only lived in Jamaica and the United States and that he did not have any criminal convictions. Dennis repeated those claims during a routine interview in Omaha, Nebraska. However, it was discovered that Dennis had also resided in England and that he had been convicted in 2005 in the Crown Court at Sheffeld for the offenses of: (a) false imprisonment, (b) having an imitation firearm with an intent to commit an indictable offense, (c) blackmail, and (d) assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations.