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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Canadian Man Sentenced For Making False Statements

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y.–U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Christian Dean Reid, 39, a citizen of Canada and the United Kingdom, who was convicted of making false statements, was sentenced to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who handled the case, stated that on October 12, 2014, Reid, a native of England, told an officer of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection that he had not previously been arrested, even though the defendant knew this statement was false. Reid was arrested and convicted of a drug trafficking offense which affects his admissibility into the United States.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the United States Customs and Border Protection, under the direction of Rose Hilmey, Acting Director of Field Operations.

Updated March 19, 2015