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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Ada Man Pleads Guilty To Misrepresentation Of United States Citizenship

Kenyan National Represented Himself As U.S. Citizen On Employment Eligibility Verification Form

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that TITUS OMBINA ABOGE, age 32, of Ada, Oklahoma, pled guilty to MISREPRESENTATION OF UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 911.

The charge arose from an investigation by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.  The defendant was indicted in June, 2016.

The Indictment alleged that on or about December 12, 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, TITUS OMBIMA ABOGE, a citizen of the Republic of Kenya, and an alien in the United States, did falsely and wilfully represent himself to be a citizen of the United States in a Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report.  Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 3 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Hammer represented the United States.

Labor & Employment
Updated August 17, 2016