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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mexican National Pleads Guilty; Sentenced for Illegal Re-entry

 

         BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Fernando Cartugano-Sol, 27, a citizen and national of Mexico, pleaded guilty before U.S.  Judge William M. Skretny, to illegal re-entry by an already removed alien. The defendant was  immediately sentenced to time served.  

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, on June 18, 2013, Cartugano-Sol was found in the United State working on a farm in Mount Morris, N.Y. When confronted by law enforcement officers, the defendant admitted that he was in the United States illegally.  It was determined after an immigration record check that Cartugano-Sol did not make a legal entry into the United States and that he had been removed from the United States previously on September 8, 2011.

The plea and sentencing are the result of an investigation by United States Customs and Border Protection Officers, under the direction of James Engleman, Director of Field Operations.