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District of Maine

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mexican Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Entering the U.S. After Removal

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Fausto Rivera-Rivera, 37, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to illegally entering the United States after being removed or deported.

According to court records, Rivera-Rivera unlawfully entered the United States, was ordered removed to Mexico in 2013, and left. He did not apply for permission to reenter the United States.  On April 27, 2018, he was arrested in Clinton, Maine, after a Clinton Police officer stopped a vehicle in which he was a passenger.  He admitted to U.S. Border Patrol that he reentered the United States in Arizona in 2015 without being inspected and without legal authority. 

Rivera-Rivera faces up to two years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.  Upon completion of any sentenced imposed, he faces deportation to Mexico.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Border Patrol and the Clinton Police Department.  

Chris Ruge Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated June 21, 2018