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Man accused of carrying false ID ordered held without bail
AP ^ | 3-13-02

Posted on 03/13/2002 8:36:38 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:39:55 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A federal magistrate Wednesday ordered that a man accused of trying to board a plane with $44,000 in cash and nine blank passports be held without bail.

The man, identified by federal authorities as Ousman Sillah, faces charges of possessing fake identification and legitimate identification to be used fraudulently.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Indiana; US: New Jersey; US: Washington; US: Wisconsin
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1 posted on 03/13/2002 8:36:39 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Looks like we bagged another one.
2 posted on 03/13/2002 8:37:56 AM PST by TADSLOS
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Steve Ingraham, an assistant U.S. attorney, said he did not believe Sillah had any ties to terrorists."

In that case Steve should be fired and we need to get an assistant U.S. attorney in there who has half a brain.

3 posted on 03/13/2002 8:38:51 AM PST by Bikers4Bush
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To: Bikers4Bush
Because, you know, everyone has reason to be carrying around multiple drivers licenses and blank passports etc.

For the love of god does anyone in the government NOT have their heads stuck so far up their own asses that they can recognize a terrorist or at the very least a terrorist sympathizer?

4 posted on 03/13/2002 8:41:57 AM PST by Bikers4Bush
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
But I have to show a "Government-issued ID" to get on my regular flight that I take every week- where the gate agents and flight attendants know me!

These ID's are worthless- there are probably MILLIONS of phony DL's, passports, SS cards, even Military ID's floating around this country.

Some form of national ID is on the way, like it or not.

5 posted on 03/13/2002 8:42:19 AM PST by RANGERAIRBORNE
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
From the title, I was thinking it was going to be about a 19 year-old at a bar. Now I feel better.
6 posted on 03/13/2002 8:43:51 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
QUICK! SOMEONE CALL THE ACLU! THIS MAN’S RIGHTS ARE BEING VIOLATED!

Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”

7 posted on 03/13/2002 8:45:42 AM PST by South Hawthorne
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To: Bikers4Bush
Does it not make you wonder what the average IQ of these "servants of the people" is?
8 posted on 03/13/2002 8:47:37 AM PST by Bahbah
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To: Owl_Eagle
I sure hope he wasn't caught thru some illegal profiling kind'a thing.....

FMCDH!

9 posted on 03/13/2002 8:48:00 AM PST by nothingnew
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
, five different Indiana drivers licenses, five different Social Security cards and nine blank passports from the Republic of Guinea,

Enough eveidence for my brain.

10 posted on 03/13/2002 8:51:50 AM PST by Salvation
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Associate federal public defender Nancy Joseph said Sillah has a wife in the state of Washington and suggested that Sillah be confined to his wife's home and be electronically monitored."

Oh, THAT will help. Sure thing. /sarc

11 posted on 03/13/2002 8:53:29 AM PST by Judith Anne
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To: Bikers4Bush
Because, you know, everyone has reason to be carrying around multiple drivers licenses and blank passports etc.

If any of us here were caught with multiple identification, we would be in JAIL! It's called 'false informing.'

12 posted on 03/13/2002 9:01:45 AM PST by scholar
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Alamo-Girl
Ousman Sillah is apparently a prominent anti-government attorney in Gambia -- do a search in Google for that name. Is this the same person?
13 posted on 03/13/2002 9:02:04 AM PST by Mitchell
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Man Arrested, Indicted For Carrying False IDs

Ousman Sallih Stopped At Mitchell International Last Week
Posted: 9:53 a.m. EST March 13, 2002
Copyright 2002 by TheMilwaukeeChannel.com

MILWAUKEE -- A man arrested last week at Mitchell International Airport because he was carrying numerous forms of false identification cards and thousands of dollars in cash was indicted Tuesday on a number of federal charges.

Authorities said Ousman Sallih was supposed to catch a flight last Thursday to Newark, N.J. Now he sits in a Wisconsin jail.

National Guard Spc. Brian Pagliaroni was on duty Thursday at Mitchell International Airport when a security screener tipped him off to a suspicious passenger.

"A screener came up to me and asked me what I would do in an instance if somebody came through with a large sum of money and a bunch of passports," Pagliaroni said.

Pagliaroni alerted police and they went searching for Sallih, who they caught up with in Concourse D before he boarded his flight.

"He was very, very nervous, very skiddish about what was going on," Pagliaroni said.

Federal documents state that a screener noticed passports wrapped in newspaper and money stuffed in envelopes in Sallih's baggage.

The indictment said that Sallih initially refused to let screeners check his luggage.

When they searched him later on, the indictment said Sallih had $44,000 in cash and that he carried numerous forms of false identification: drivers' licenses from Indiana, Social Security cards, and passports, some of them blank, from countries like Guinea and Pakistan.

Authorities said Sallih told them that he used the false ID in a tax refund scheme.

"It could be consistent with a tax refund scheme, but the fact that these names are names that could also be used in East Asia or the Middle East raises concern," said Francis Schmitz from the U.S. Attorney's office.

A grand jury handed down a number of indictments Tuesday against Sallih, including identity fraud.

Authorities are not sure if anyone else is connected to this case, and they're also trying to determine if Sallih is his real name and where exactly he's from.

Sillah will be arraigned in federal court later this week.

If convicted, Sillah could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.

14 posted on 03/13/2002 9:09:41 AM PST by BraveMan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Personally, I never leave the house with less than $50,000 in cash in my pockets and a bunch of fake ID's... doesn't mean I'm up to something... /sarcasm
15 posted on 03/13/2002 9:28:17 AM PST by Twiceborn
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To: Twiceborn
This person should be checked for any involvement in the Guinea diamond trade, which is controlled by Islamic bankers and funds terrorist organizations including the Al Qaida. Al Qaida has been involved in the Africa west coast diamond trade and Egypt Islamic Jihad in the smuggling of gems from Tanzania. Since the recent publicity given their operation they need beaucoup passports for couriers who move gems through various routes to Antwerp and elsewhere.
16 posted on 03/13/2002 9:35:07 AM PST by gaspar
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To: Salvation
"...five different Indiana drivers licenses..."

I'll bet somebody's nervous in the Indiana Bureau of Drivers' Licenses.

17 posted on 03/13/2002 9:36:17 AM PST by Irene Adler
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To: Mitchell
Ousman Sillah is apparently a prominent anti-government attorney in Gambia -- do a search in Google for that name.
Is this the same person?


I did a search too... certainly is interesting. Unless, of course, "Ousman Sillah" in Gambia is akin to "John Smith" in the US of A... ;)
18 posted on 03/13/2002 9:37:49 AM PST by Twiceborn
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To: Twiceborn
He could have five different licences and beat the wrap. Each with a slightly different spelling of his name. For the computer they would be different people while he could argue honest mistake.

Ousman Sillah

Ozman Sillah

Ausman Silah

Ousman Silla

Osman Sillo. etc.

He would just say that the transliteration from his document is not correct and pick any new spelling he wants. We are very vulnerable to various spellings of foreign names. We know how to trap common American names, but not wholly foreign ones.

19 posted on 03/13/2002 11:02:05 AM PST by rebdov
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To: Twiceborn
I did a search too... certainly is interesting. Unless, of course, "Ousman Sillah" in Gambia is akin to "John Smith" in the US of A... ;)

Well, it can't be that common a name, since Google only gives a small number of hits. But they could easily be two different people, I really have no idea. And I don't know anything about the current political situation in Gambia.

20 posted on 03/13/2002 12:46:20 PM PST by Mitchell
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Cindy

Whatever happened to this Ousman Sallih guy?


21 posted on 03/21/2009 2:38:13 AM PDT by piasa
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To: piasa

SNIPPET - QUOTE:

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-86454586.html

Newspaper article from our research archive:

MAN CAUGHT AT AIRPORT WITH FIVE FAKE IDS PLEADS GUILTY OUSMAN SILLAH ALSO POSSESSED NINE BLANK PASSPORTS AND $44,000 WHEN HE WAS STOPPED AT MILWAUKEE AIRPORT.(LOCAL/WISCONSIN)

Article from:The Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Article date:May 29, 2002 | Copyright information
Byline: Todd Richmond Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — A man who tried to board a plane with nine blank passports and $44,000 in cash pleaded guilty Tuesday to making a false claim against the United States and having fake identification.

Ousman Sillah, 30, of Kent, Wash., was arrested March 7 at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee after he tried to evade a security checkpoint. Authorities say he also had five different Social Security cards and five different driver’s licenses.


22 posted on 03/21/2009 2:44:11 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Thanks!


23 posted on 03/31/2009 11:40:23 PM PDT by piasa
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