College Park cop gets prison time for immigration fraud

A College Park police officer was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to immigration fraud.

Devon Campbell, 46, of Ellenwood, also known as Wilmott Alvin Livingston, worked as a police officer for the Jamaican Constabulary Force in his native country before illegally entering the United States and unlawfully becoming a U.S. citizen and an officer for the College Park police, according to U.S. Attorney Sally Yates.

Campbell pleaded guilty on April 8 to one count of unlawfully procuring citizenship or naturalization and one count of using a passport secured by false statements.

Yates said Campbell came to the United States in November 2000 with a fake passport bearing the name Wilmott Alvin Livingston and a false birthday. He lived using the false name and in 2001 married a U.S. citizen from Jonesboro, after which he sought to become a lawful permanent resident. Yates said he has since divorced his first wife and remarried eight days later.

His application, applied for under the false name Livingston, was granted in August 2004, and in October 2007, he applied for naturalization, failing to list any other aliases, a request that was granted in 2008.

“On the passport application, Campbell listed his false name and date of birth,” Yates said in a news release. “Campbell has used his fraudulently-obtained passport to travel back and forth to Jamaica.”

Campbell joined the College Park Police Department in 2011, getting his certification based on illegally obtained documents. Yates said as part of his conviction, his citizenship has been revoked and he will be deported after his prison sentence concludes.