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Guinean national sentenced on fake passport, identity theft conviction

A Guinean national who was convicted of possessing a fraudulent passport and aggravated identity theft has been sentenced to 36 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Abdoulaye Barry, 25, of Jamaica, Queens, was stopped Feb. 26 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Rainbow Bridge. Barry is a citizen of Guinea in West Africa.  Barry was carrying a fake U.S. passport bearing the name of a real person, but with Barry's photograph, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque.

Barry also had fake driver's licenses from Ohio and Florida. Both licenses bore the names of other people but had Barry's photograph. Agents seized a debit and credit card matching the name on the fraudulent Ohio driver's license, Lamarque said.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.

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