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Man Sentenced for Fraudulent Use of U.S. Residency Card

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Julio Montes Ceballo, 46, a resident of the Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty to fraudulent misuse of a U.S. Permanent Resident Card before U.S. District Court Judge, Richard J. Arcara. The defendant was then sentenced to time served and one year supervised release by Judge Arcara.

                Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who handled the case, stated that on May 21, 2014, Ceballo was arrested at the Peace Bridge when he attempted to enter the United States. The defendant was using a U.S. Permanent Resident Card bearing the name of another person. A fingerprint scan revealed that Ceballo was not the person named on the card he presented.

                The plea and sentencing are the culmination of an investigation on the part of Enforcement Officers of the United States Customs and Border Protection under the direction of Randy Howe, Director of Field Operations.
Updated November 19, 2014