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Bangor Woman Pleads Guilty to Failure to Present at a Border Crossing

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

Contact: Jody Mullis
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Deidre Smith, a/k/a Deidre Fowler, 43, of Bangor, Maine, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to unlawfully entering the United States without presenting herself at a border crossing point.  Smith is currently unemployed and is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. 

According to court records, on August 5, 2016, U.S. Border Patrol agents saw Smith walking on a road in Hodgdon, Maine near the border between Canada and the United States.  Smith later admitted that she crossed into the United States on foot from Canada and that she knowingly failed to enter the United States through a border crossing point. 

Smith faces up to one year in prison, a $5,000 fine, and up to one year of supervised release.   She will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. 

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Border Patrol.

Updated September 2, 2016