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Man sentenced for misuse of passport and aggravated identity theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2014

        BUFFALO, N.Y.– U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Bakusa Dukuray, 38, of Gambia, who was convicted of misusing a passport and aggravated identity theft, was sentenced to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Court Chief Judge William M. Skretny. The defendant will be deported following the completion of his sentence.

                Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who handled the case, stated that in May of 2013, Dukuray attempted to enter the United States at the Lewiston Bridge Port of Entry in Lewiston, New York using a Canadian passport issued in the name of a friend. 

                The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of United States Customs and Border Protection, under the direction of Randy Howe, Acting Director of Field Operations.