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Mexican Woman 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 Idabeel Rios-Zendejas, 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.  Rios-Zendejas pled guilty on May 22, 2018.

According to court records, Rios-Zendejas unlawfully entered the United States, was ordered removed to Mexico in 2015, and left. She did not apply for permission to reenter the United States.  On April 27, 2018, she was arrested in Clinton, Maine, after a Clinton Police officer stopped a vehicle in which he was a passenger.  She admitted to U.S. Border Patrol that she reentered the United States 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