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Former Chicopee Police Officer Sentenced For Immigration Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A former Chicopee police officer was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Springfield in connection with immigration fraud.

Nhac Duy Truong, 44, of East Longmeadow, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to a $5,000 fine. In February 2019, Truong pleaded guilty to one count of immigration fraud. According to the terms of the plea agreement, Truong agreed to resign from the Chicopee Police Department, where he has served as a police officer since 2004, and to never seek employment in law enforcement.

In 2008 and 2009, Truong submitted two petitions for a claimed alien fiancée, who was in fact the sister of his common law wife. On Feb. 15, 2011, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Truong signed a sworn affidavit in support of his second petition for his common law wife’s sister that falsely stated he had never lived with his common law wife and never met her in person, when in fact he had lived with her, and she is the mother of his two children.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and William Gannon, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Boston Field Office, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven H. Breslow of Lelling’s Springfield Branch Office prosecuted the case. 


Updated June 14, 2019