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DENVER – United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that Bruce Alexander McIntyre, age 67, of Carbondale, Colorado was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William J. Martinez on November 15, 2019 to 24 months (2 years) imprisonment and 1 year of supervised release for Aggravated Identity Theft.  The defendant appeared at the hearing in custody and was remanded at the hearing’s conclusion.

According to the stipulated facts contained in the plea agreement, McIntyre was a fugitive who traveled the world using a stolen identity for more than 25 years.  In 1994, McIntyre was charged in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona with offenses involving money laundering and marijuana distribution, and he was released on bond.  McIntyre absconded from that bond, bought stolen identity documents that belonged to another Arizona resident, and fled from the United States.  Between 1994 and 2018, McIntyre traveled the world extensively buying art and antiques that he sold from a home in Canada, all under the stolen identity.

McIntyre returned to Carbondale in January 2017 and renewed a United States passport in the name of the stolen identity.  In December 2018, the true identity holder sought a United States passport under the same identification that had been coopted by McIntyre.  Because two different people claimed the same identifiers, the conflict was referred to the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS).  DSS Special Agents investigated and concluded that McIntyre’s claim to that identity was fraudulent.

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