A Westbrook man has been sentenced to 25 months in prison for aiding and abetting in Social Security fraud, employment verification fraud and aggravated identity theft and making false statements to a government agency.

Thomas Kasenge, 29, was sentenced June 26 after being found guilty on the charges following a two-day, jury trial in February, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Paula Silsby.

According to the release, evidence at the trial showed Kasenge, who was originally from Uganda and is now a permanent resident of the United States, permitted a Ugandan citizen who was in the country illegally, Pius Mayanja, to use his name and other identifying information to obtain employment.

Kasenge gave Mayanja his driver’s license and Social Security card knowing that he planned to use it to obtain employment, according to the release. After Mayanja was arrested in March, 2008, an agent from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement interviewed Kasenge. At the time, Kasenge claimed he didn’t know Mayanja had used his identity to obtain employment.

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