Skip to comments.Man accused of carrying false ID ordered held without bail
Posted on 03/13/2002 8:36:38 AM PST by OldeconomybuyerEdited 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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In that case Steve should be fired and we need to get an assistant U.S. attorney in there who has half a brain.
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?
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.
Guns Before Butter.
Enough eveidence for my brain.
Oh, THAT will help. Sure thing. /sarc
If any of us here were caught with multiple identification, we would be in JAIL! It's called 'false informing.'
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.
I'll bet somebody's nervous in the Indiana Bureau of Drivers' Licenses.
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.
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.
Whatever happened to this Ousman Sallih guy?
SNIPPET - QUOTE:
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.