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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 21, 2014

Jamaican National Convicted Following Jury Trial

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5877
FAX: (716) 551-3051

     ROCHESTER, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a federal jury in Rochester has convicted Carl Spencer, 63, a Jamaican national, of illegal re-entry and aggravated identity theft. The convictions came after a three day jury trial.

The immigration charge carries a sentence of up to two years in prison. The aggravated identity theft charge carries a mandatory two year sentence which must be served consecutively to any sentence imposed for the immigration charge.

     Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that Spencer was previously departed and removed in 2006. On November 9, 2012, the defendant was found by agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. When stopped by agents, Spencer presented a fake Georgia driver’s license in the name of Clyde Crenshaw, a United States citizen and resident of the NYC area. 

     The verdict is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero.

     Sentencing is scheduled for January 20, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer, who presided over the trial of the case.

Updated November 25, 2014