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Press Release # 009
Thursday, February 10, 2005

New York City Police Department Announces The Arrest Of A Traffic Enforcement Agent Charged With Naturalization Fraud

An investigation by the New York City Police Department's Applicant Processing Division, Intelligence Division, and Internal Affairs Bureau led to the arrest today of a Traffic Enforcement Agent on charges that
he tried to disguise his identity to obtain citizenship in the United States.

Mustofa Kamal was hired as a Traffic Enforcement Agent in February of 2001 using a valid INS Work Authorization card, valid Social Security card and other documentation in his real name.

Last year, when he attempted to become a New York City Police Officer, Police Department investigators discovered that Mustofa Kamal had used the name "Shaheen Sardar" in seeking asylum in the United States. Similar information developed by the Department's Internal Affairs Bureau led to Kamal's suspension and arrest with the matter referred to the United States Attorney for federal prosecution.

Kamal was arrested this morning on federal charges of making false statements to become a United States citizen.

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