Man accused of kidnapping son from Canada charged with false statement offenses


A man who has been accused of kidnapping his son during a court-ordered visit to Canada in 1987 now faces false statement charges.

On Wednesday, a federal grand jury returned a seven-count indictment charging 66-year-old Allan Mann, Jr. with false statement offenses for allegedly living in the U.S. under an assumed name for around 30 years.

Court documents state Mann abducted his 21-month-old son, Jermaine Allan Mann, on June 24th, 1987 from Toronto.

The two entered the U.S. and Mann allegedly changed his name to Hailee Randolph DeSouza. Officials said he also changed his son’s name and acquired counterfeit birth certificates for the two of them.

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Mann never applied for U.S. citizenship, but he allegedly received a social security number in 1990 and participated in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 subsidized housing program at various times.

Mann also allegedly made false statements to participate in Connecticut’s Medicaid program.

Mann has been charged with four counts of making a false statement, and three counts of making a false statement in a healthcare matter.

He has been detained since Oct. 26th.

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