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DAYTON – Two members of a Dayton family have pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to charges connected to their attempts to gain U.S. citizenship. A third family member admitted to illegal possession of a firearm.

Carter Stewart, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Kevin R. Cornelius, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced the pleas that were entered on November 27 before U.S. District Judge Walter Rice.

Muzaffar Mirsoliyev, 28, of Dayton, pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement under oath during a matter relating to naturalization and citizenship. His father, Mustafo Mirsoliyev, 51, of Dayton, pleaded guilty to one count of failure of an alien to update a change of address within ten days of relocation. Muzaffar Mirsoliyev’s wife, Fanisa Shaydullina, 26, of Dayton, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by an individual illegally in the United States.

The plea agreements for Muzaffar Mirsoliyev and Fanisa Shaydullina include their judicial removals from the United States upon completion of the sentencing proceedings, which Judge Rice scheduled for December 23, 2013.

All three suspects were arrested in August by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), which includes officers and agents from Cincinnati Police Department, Colerain Police Department, Dayton Police Department, Harrison Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, United States Secret Service and the West Chester Police Department.

U.S. Attorney Stewart commended the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Homeland Security Investigations directorate (ICE), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the cooperation they provided during this investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Tabacchi prosecuted the case.




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