A petition for review of BIA's final order of removal of a German citizen is denied as, petitioner's convictions under 18 U.S.C. sections 371 and 1001 (making false statements to an agency of the U.S. and conspiracy for failure to provide accurate financial records in connection with a grant he received from the government) constituted aggravated felonies as defined at INA section 101(a)(43)(M)(i), rendering him ineligible for cancellation of removal.
Argued: July 30, 2009
Decided and Filed: January 25, 2010
Opinion by District Judge, Adams
For Appellant: Cynthia A. Moyer, Frederikson & Byron, PA
For Appellee: Sunah Lee, US Department of Justice