A Canadian man pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to enter the U.S. illegally.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, John D. Fraser, 54, of Nova Scotia tried to enter the U.S. at Calais on Nov. 20, driving a car with Florida plates and bearing a passport in the name of John Knight. He told border officials that he was going to his winter home in Florida.

A fingerprint check, however, revealed that Knight was actually Fraser, who has a criminal history and had been ordered removed from the U.S. in 2010. Fraser told border officials that he had been living and working in the U.S. for more than 30 years without authorization.

Fraser faces a potential sentence of two years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.


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