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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Friday, August 3, 2018

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Henry Giovanny Paiz-Morales, 24, of Guatemala, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to illegally entering the United States and was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge John C. Nivison to time served (five days).

Court records reveal that on July 29, 2018, the defendant entered the United States from Canada in Sandy Bay Township, Maine at a location not designated for entry.  U.S. Border Patrol agents located him shortly after he entered.  He is a Guatemalan citizen and did not have immigration documents allowing him to enter.  He has been placed in removal proceedings.

He faced up to 180 days in prison and a $5,000 fine. 

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

F. Todd Lowell Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated August 3, 2018