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Mexican Man Sentenced to Over Four Months for Entering the U.S. After Removal

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

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Santiago Velazquez-Cordova, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Lance E. Walker to time served for entering the United States after being removed or deported. He has been in custody since March 28, 2019, and pleaded guilty on June 21, 2019.

According to court records, Velazquez-Cordova was ordered removed from the United States in 2003, and physically left the country in March 2010. He was found again in the United States a few days later, and was again removed on April 9, 2010. He was subsequently found in the United States at Waterville, Maine on March 28, 2019, and arrested. He had not applied for reentry to the United States, and was not legally authorized to reenter. 

The investigation was conducted by the Border Patrol of the United States Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.


Chris Ruge
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated August 20, 2019