Man Accused of Falsifying Document With Help From Alleged Sniper Pleads Not Guilty

A man accused of falsifying documents with help from sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two fraud charges.

Norman Manroe, who also is known by several other names, is charged with using false documents and making a false statement on a passport application. He faces up to 25 years in prison on the passport charge and five years on the false documents charge.

Jury selection for his trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 9.

Muhammad, a U.S. Army veteran, lived in Antigua between 2000 and 2001 and is accused of falsifying documents to get an Antiguan passport. Authorities say that during that time Muhammad met Manroe and they forged the papers.

Manroe was arrested in Massachusetts on a drug charge last year and was turned over to immigration officials. He has claimed to be a citizen of the United States, Antigua and Jamaica.

Muhammad and John Lee Malvo have been accused of shooting 18 people, killing 13 and wounding five in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.