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Former Jamaican officer gets 10 months for fraud

Published:Friday | July 18, 2014 | 12:00 AM


A College Park police officer has been sentenced to serve 10 months in prison on immigration fraud charges.

Prosecutors say Devon Campbell is a former Jamaican police officer who entered the United States (US) illegally and became a citizen. The 46-year-old defendant pleaded guilty in April and was sentenced on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Campbell came to the US in 2001 using a Jamaican passport bearing the made-up name Wilmott Alvin Livingston and a false date of birth. Prosecutors say Campbell lived under that name and married a US citizen. He became a lawful permanent resident in 2004 and became a citizen in 2008.

He used his false name and unlawfully obtained certificate of naturalisation to get his police certification to be a College Park police officer.