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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Clifton Park Man Sentenced for Lying to the FBI

ALBANY, NEW YORK - Thomas Ruchlicki, age 63, of Clifton Park, New York, was sentenced today to 1 year of probation for making a false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albany Field Office.

As part of his August 15, 2018 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 owner/operator’s purchasing of an antique car from Ruchlicki.  In fact, Ruchlicki never sold a car, and never had any plans to sell the owner/operator a car.

Senior United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn also ordered Rucklicki to pay a $3,000 fine and perform 50 hours of community service. 

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

Updated August 15, 2019