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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Canadian Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Illegally Enter the United States

Contact: F. Todd Lowell
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that John D. Fraser, a/k/a “John Knight,” 54, of Nova Scotia, Canada pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to attempting to enter the United States after having been ordered removed.

Court records reveal that on November 20, 2016, a vehicle with Florida registration plates arrived at the Calais, Maine port of entry to the United States.  The defendant was the driver and he provided a valid Canada passport in the name John Knight.  He said he was going to his winter home in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  An officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) referred the defendant to secondary inspection.  After initial denials, the defendant admitted that he had been living and working in the United States for over 30 years without authorization.  A fingerprint check showed that the defendant had a significant criminal history under the name John D. Fraser and in 2010 had been ordered removed from the United States.  

The investigation was conducted by CBP.

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Immigration
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Updated December 23, 2016