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Press Release

Guatemalan 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 Edwin Antonio Paiz-Morales, 27, 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 (ten 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 the defendant 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 7, 2018