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Mexican Man Sentenced to Time Served 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 Fausto Rivera-Rivera, 37, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torreson to time served (81 days) for entering the United States after being removed or deported. Rivera-Rivera pled guilty on June 21, 2018.

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. 

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 July 17, 2018