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

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jamaican Native Sentenced for Passport Fraud


BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Christopher Brown, 30, a native of Jamaica, who was convicted of making a false statement in connection with an application for a United States Passport, was sentenced to a time-served (six months) by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney MaryEllen Kresse, who handled the case, stated that in March 2012, Brown submitted an application for a U.S. Passport with the United States Department of State. On the application, the defendant falsely claimed that his name was Torey Khalif Murray and that he was born in Brooklyn, New York.  In fact, the investigation revealed that his real name was Christopher Brown and that he had been born in Jamaica.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of United States Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, under the direction of Buffalo, New York Resident Agent in Charge William P. Ferrari.
Updated November 21, 2014