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Former Liberian Minister, Tom Woewiyou Faces Possible 110 Years in Federal Prison & US $4 Million Fine if Convicted


A former President Pro Temp of the Liberian Senate and former Labor Minister, Jucontee Thomas Woewiyou, aka Jucountee faces a possible 110 years in Federal prison if convicted for lying on his application to become a U.S. citizen.

Excerpts from ICE bulletin:

HSI arrests Liberian human rights violator indicted on immigration fraud charges

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sent this bulletin at 05/13/2014 05:19 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA – An indictment was unsealed in federal court Monday charging the former National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) minister of defense with lying on his application for U.S. citizenship by not disclosing his alleged affiliation with a violent political group in Liberia. The former minister was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and FBI special agents Monday at Newark Airport.

Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu, aka Jucontee Thomas Smith, 68, of Collingdale, was charged with seven counts of perjury, two counts of fraudulently attempting to obtain citizenship, four counts of fraud in immigration documents and three counts of false statements in relation to naturalization. If convicted, he faces a maximum possible sentence of 110 years in prison, a $4,000,000 fine, not more than three years supervised release and a $1,600 special assessment.

The indictment follows an investigation led by HSI Philadelphiaand ICE’s Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center (HRVWCC) with the assistance of the ICE Philadelphia Chief Counsel’s Office, the FBI and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)”.


Click for : Indictment – Woewiyu.pdf



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