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Guatemalan Citizen Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced to Time Served for Being Found in the United States After Previously Being Removed

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Jerson Otoniel Osorio-Lopes, 32, of Guatemala, pleaded guilty and was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Lance E. Walker to time served (70 days) for being found in the United States after previously being removed.

According to court records, on May 14, 2019, federal authorities were notified that the defendant had been arrested by the Fairfield, Maine police department.  The defendant’s immigration records revealed that on June 8, 2009, he was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents in the United States.  The defendant admitted being a citizen of Guatemala, was ordered removed by an Immigration Judge on June 30, 2009, and was removed to Guatemala on July 16, 2009.  On October 7, 2009, the defendant was arrested again by U.S. Border Patrol agents in the United States.  He was issued a Reinstated Removal Order from June 30, 2009 and removed to Guatemala on October 21, 2009.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.


Andrew McCormack
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated August 6, 2019