CA - Toronto, Ontario - man with forged passport, name unknown

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  1. Laughing

    Laughing Rarely Speechless

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    Willing to sit in prison for 6 years rather than identify himself???

    “This court’s impression is that the Unknown Person considers himself to be the director of a play and Canadian authorities are but actors subject to his direction,” Judge B. Richard Bell wrote in his court decision in February.

    Arrived in Canada using a falsified US passport:

    The Man With No Name arrived in Canada on an Amtrak train in 2005 using a bogus U.S. passport in the name of Andrea Jerome Walker. When he was convicted the following year for carrying $10 worth of crack cocaine, CBSA tried to deport him back to the United States — but the name and his passport proved to be false.


    Scam that brought this person into contact with LE again:

    Arrest made in $450K fraud investigation

    More recent press:

    The ‘Unknown Person’: For six years, a man who refuses to identify himself has been held in a Canadian maximum-security prison

    Yeas, bizarre & failed certainly apply:

    Canada's bizarre — and failed — attempt to send 'the Man With No Name' to Africa and the mysterious fixer who made it happen


    Mystery of jailed Unknown Person deepens as cloak of secrecy descends on his case

    Wonder if we'll ever know?
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    ‘Man with No Name’ faces deportation after his identity finally confirmed
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    Michael Mvogo
    "The identity of a man who has been held in immigration detention for almost a decade has finally been confirmed, paving the way for his deportation back to his native Cameroon."
    "Mvogo has a long history of deception. When he was arrested in Spain for possessing narcotics in 1986, he identified himself as Philippe Jacques Hauris.

    A global fingerprint search by Interpol came back with eight different identities."
     
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    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    the photo at the first link posted by Laughing is not the same person posted by dotr

    both links are the National Post
     
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    Per the article about the attempted deportation, that's the name & country of origin he provided.

    Took a long time to confirm?
     
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    He even has a wiki page.
    Michael Mvogo - Wikipedia
    A conman with crib notes: Mystery refugee claimant ‘learned about country from brochure’
    "The man was originally known as Andrea Jerome Walker, the name on the U.S. passport he carried when he came to Canada in 2005. A year later, while living in a homeless shelter in Toronto, police caught him with $10 worth of crack cocaine.

    He would have been deported had the Canada Border Services Agency known where to send him.

    He insisted he was an American and told a colourful tale of being given away as a baby and growing up in New York soup kitchens, but U.S. authorities proved it wasn’t true and cancelled his bogus passport.

    He then reluctantly said he was from Haiti, the son of a drug-addled mother who was raised in the family of a voodoo priest. When that was finally debunked, he said he was finally coming clean.

    “The Lord told me it’s time to tell the truth,” he told the IRB this spring. “I want to go back to Cameroon and, you know, to preach the gospel to my people.” He said his name was Michael Mvogo and he was born in a coastal village between two wildlife reserves, home to African forest elephants and mangrove trees.

    CBSA officials took him to Ottawa this summer to meet with diplomatic officials at the Cameroonian embassy but the interview was not particularly revealing. Officials in Cameroon could find no record of him there and declared he was not a Cameroonian citizen.

    Upon his return to jail in Toronto, however, he suddenly wrote out a list of things he supposedly remembered about his life in Cameroon, covering sports, politics, religion and other things.

    The information is suspect, the CBSA told a recent IRB hearing.

    “When he left the High Commission interview in January, he was provided with an assortment of literature… about Cameroon and its history and facts. It’s possible that he has simply educated himself by reading this literature and is now regurgitating this information,” said Stephanie Echlin, a lawyer representing the CBSA, at the hearing."
    Ha ha, this character comes to mind!
     
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