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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jamaica Man Sentenced for Passport Fraud


ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Kahni Lobban (a/k/a Anthony Dobson, a/k/a Christopher George Evans, a/k/a Koran Rutherford), 36, was sentenced 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer. The sentence will be served consecutive to a sentence the defendant is currently serving in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a conviction on gun and drug related charges.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa J. Miller, who handled the case, stated that in January 2012, while attempting to obtain a US Passport, the defendant stated that he was a US citizen but presented documents in the name of another individual, claiming that he was that individual.  In fact, Lobban is a Jamaican national with no legal status in the United States. The defendant knew that he was not entitled to obtain a US Passport.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the United States Department of State, under the direction of Resident Agent in Charge William Ferrari.


Updated November 19, 2014