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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 26, 2013

Mexican Man Sentenced for Being in the Country Illegally

 

          BUFFALO N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Abdias Roblero-Mazariegos, 32, an alien from Mexico, who was convicted of unlawful re-entry after being convicted of an aggravated felony, was sentenced to 24 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael DiGiacomo, who handled the case, stated that on October 28, 2012, the defendant was a passenger in a car that was stopped by the Albion Police Department.The defendant admitted during the encounter that he was a citizen of Mexico and illegally in the country. A background check revealed that the defendant had a conviction in 2002, in the state of Florida, for Assault with a Deadly Weapon without the intent to kill and was subsequently deported.

Sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the United States Border Patrol, under the direction of Chief Border Patrol Agent Kevin W. Oaks.