Mexican National Sentenced for Unlawfully Entering the United States
ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that
Maximo Arrelano Tenango, 31, of Morelos, Mexico, who was convicted of being an alien
found in the United States after deportation following a felony conviction, was sentenced by
U.S. District Judge David Larimer to 16 months in prison. The defendant will be turned over
to immigration authorities for deportation proceedings following the completion of his
Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig R. Gestring, who handled the case, stated that the
defendant came to the attention of federal immigration officials following his arrest in
November 2011 for stabbing two people in Yates County. Arrelano Tenango pleaded guilty
to that offense and was sentenced to one year in the Yates County Jail. Homeland Security
Agents took federal custody of the defendant upon his release from jail.
Arrelano Tenango is a Mexican national who was unlawfully in the United States. He
was arrested by immigration officials and physically removed from the United States on five
previous occasions. The defendant was also convicted in federal court in 2010 for the felony
crime of being unlawfully present in the United States following deportation.
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the
direction of Special Agent In Charge James C. Spero.