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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Clifton Park Man Pleads Guilty to Making a False Statement to the FBI

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Thomas Ruchlicki, age 62, of Clifton Park, New York, pled guilty today to one count of making a false statement, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

As part of his guilty plea, Ruchlicki admitted that on January 3, 2018, when questioned by FBI Special Agents, he falsely told the agents that his financial dealings with an owner/operator of a property construction and development company involved the purchasing of a car.

Ruchlicki faces up to 5 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to 3 years.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors. 

This case was investigated by the FBI, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Belliss.

Updated August 15, 2018