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Canadian Man Sentenced to Time Served for Illegal Entry into the United States

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Joey Antoine Maillet, 36, of Dieppe, New Brunswick, pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Magistrate Judge John C. Nivison to time served (49 days) for entering the United States at a point other than a designated Customs station.

According to court records, on November 16, 2017 Maillet entered the United States from Canada on foot across a train trestle in Calais, Maine.  He was apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol the next day and admitted to illegally entering the country.  Maillet, who has dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship, provided an address in Leominster, Massachusetts.  He was released and issued a summons for the offense.  When he failed to appear in court on February 7, 2018, a warrant issued for his arrest.  On February 16, 2018, Maillet was arrested in Miami, Florida. 

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Border Patrol which is the mobile, uniformed law enforcement arm of U.S. Customs and Border Protection within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for securing U.S. borders between ports of entry.  The U.S. Border Patrol relies on cooperation and assistance from members of the community that live along the border.  If you observe suspicious activity in the border area, please do not hesitate to contact the U.S. Border Patrol at (800) 851-USBP; if this activity is in Canada, please call (800) 222-TIPS. 


Joel B. Casey
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated April 4, 2018