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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 30, 2015

Customs and Border Protection Officer Sentenced

Uniformed Officer Made False Entries at Border Crossing

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Richard S. Hartunian, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York announced that Todd L Tyo, 50 of Heuvelton, New York, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court in Utica to a one year term of probation and a $100 fine in connection with his conviction after a jury trial for two felony violations of making false entries in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection cash register computer at the Alexandria Bay Port of Entry. Tyo, a uniformed U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer, made the false entries in connection with his receipt of cash from commercial trucks entering the United States from Canada in April and July of 2011.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General (Buffalo, New York and Philadelphia, Pa. offices). The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard R. Southwick.

Updated February 3, 2015