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Romanian 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 Novak Ciurar, 30, of Romania, pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Magistrate Judge John C. Nivison to time served (four days) for entering the United States illegally.

Court records reveal that on March 31, 2018, Ciurar entered the United States from Canada in Hodgdon, Maine at a location not designated for entry to the United States.  U.S. Border Patrol agents located the defendant shortly after his entry.  Ciurar is a citizen of Romania and did not have any immigration documents that would allow him to remain in the United States.  Ciurar has now been placed in proceedings to remove him from the United States.  

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Border Patrol which is the mobile, uniformed law enforcement arm of U.S. Customs and Border Protection within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for securing U.S. borders between ports of entry.  The U.S. Border Patrol relies on cooperation and assistance from members of the community that live along the border.  If you observe suspicious activity in the border area, please do not hesitate to contact the U.S. Border Patrol at (800) 851-USBP; if this activity is in Canada, please call (800) 222-TIPS. 


F. Todd Lowell
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated April 4, 2018