Skip to main content
Press Release

Windham Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Entering the United States

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

Contact: Jim Moore
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel:  (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Bruce Mayberry, 55, of Windham, Maine pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to failing to present at a border crossing point when he entered the United States from Canada.

According to court records, on October 29, 2015, a red Saturn sedan operated by Mayberry triggered sensors and was observed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent entering the United States on a field road leading from New Brunswick into Maine.  After the Border Patrol agent conducted a vehicle stop, the driver admitted he had entered through the field road and had been in Canada for a few days.  An officer employed by the Canadian Border Services Agency reported that Mayberry had previously been refused entry into the country as result of his criminal history.

U.S. Attorney Delahanty said that the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security are committed to securing the international border and ensuring that those who seek to enter the United States present themselves for inspection at designated crossing points and ports of entry.

Mayberry faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.  He will be sentenced after completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Border Patrol.

Updated February 4, 2016