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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 18, 2018

Irish National Admits To Improper Use Of A Passport

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Adam Doumbouya, 30, of Ireland, pleaded guilty to improper use of another person’s passport before U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant attempted to enter the United States at the Amtrak Train Station Port of Entry in Niagara Falls on November 19, 2017. Doumbouya presented an Irish passport to a Customs and Border Protection Officer bearing the name Mariame Kourouma. The defendant also told the officer she was traveling to New York City to visit relatives.

An officer entered Doumbouya’s fingerprints into a Fingerprint Identification System and determined that she was in fact Adam Doumbouya, a citizen of Ireland, and not Mariame Kourouma. The investigation further revealed that the defendant was previously denied entry to the United States at the Rouses Point, New York Port of Entry, and had been refused a visa at the United States consulate in Dublin.
 
The plea is the result of an investigation by Customs and Border Protection, under the direction of Rose Brophy, Director of Field Operations.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 8, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

Updated June 19, 2018