Diversity is strength alert!
Turns out he was wanted for war crimes in his native country and another Ethiopian recognized him in Denver** and reported him to authorities. So much for the much bally-hood security screening!
Here is the latest news from AP at the Washington Times (Hat tip: Robin):
DENVER (AP) – An Ethiopian jail guard accused of torturing and killing dozens of people during government-sponsored violence in the 1970s was sentenced Friday to 22 years in prison for immigration crimes by a federal judge who said the U.S. cannot become a refuge for human-rights violators.
Defendant Kefelgn Alemu Worku (kah-FEH’-lun ah-LEE’-moo WER’-koo) had lived quietly in the Denver area for eight years until 2011, when another Ethiopian recognized and confronted him outside a cafe with the words, “I think I know you,” before alerting authorities.
Worku was convicted last year of assuming another man’s identity and lying on U.S. immigration forms by denying that he committed acts of political persecution.
Worku is just one of many “refugees” with crimes to hide that we have admitted to the US and reported about on these pages. We learn about them when taxpayers foot the bill for an expensive trial! So, I guess better late than never, the judge wants to send a message:
“The risk that this country becomes regarded as a safe haven for violators of human rights is such that the maximum sentence is required,” U.S. District Judge John L. Kane said during sentencing, adding there was undeniable evidence that Worku had a role in war crimes. “The relatively harmless lifestyle he has had in the United States does not change the character flaw of psychopathy.”
Will the “kids” be prosecuted for the fraud as well?
We wrote about Worku’s conviction, here, in 2013 and this is what we said at the outset:
I searched our thousands of posts and voila, I knew I recognized the name, we first reported on Worku here in 2012. It is really worth visiting that post to see how complex a fraud was perpetrated on the US State Department. Worku didn’t just claim (in isolation) to be someone else, but “kids” in America (not his kids) actually helped perpetrate the scam and allowed him to assume the identity of their ailing father. He came to the US through ‘family’ reunification.***
Ethiopians already here in the US as refugees claimed he was their father. Are those liars going to be prosecuted or deported?
**Denver is a US State Department preferred resettlement site.
***In 2008, the State Department was shocked to discover that the family reunification program was so riddled with fraud that tens of thousands of Africans got into the US by lying! The program was closed for years, here, but is now up and running again!