Newark Airport Supervisor Sentenced For Using False ID
An illegal immigrant from Nigeria who worked as a security supervisor at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport for 20 years has been sentenced after admitting he used a murdered man’s identity.
Bimbo Oyewole was sentenced Friday to a year’s probation.
The 54-year-old Elizabeth resident pleaded guilty in September to providing false identification when he applied for the job.
Oyewole admitted that he’s in the country illegally. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a detainer on him, which means he could be deported.
Authorities say Oyewole used the identity of Jerry Thomas. Thomas was shot outside a Queens, N.Y., YMCA in 1992.
Police in New York say Thomas sold his documents to a Nigerian cab driver, who then sold them to Oyewole.
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