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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Alien Sentenced for Illegal Re-entry in Hogansberg

Had Been Removed in June 2014

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Elyn Francisco Figuereo-Minyette, 27 years old and a citizen of Spain, was sentenced today to term of “time served” (45 days), by United States District Court Judge Glenn T. Suddaby announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Patrol Agent In Charge Wade A. Laughman, Massena Border Patrol. In November, Figuereo-Minyette pled guilty to illegally reentering the United States following removal, a felony under federal law. Judge Suddaby remanded Figuereo-Minyette, following today’s sentencing, to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security for removal proceedings.

In October 2014, Figuereo-Minyette was arrested by Border Patrol Agents on New York State Route 37 in Fort Covington, New York. Figuereo-Minyette had illegally crossed the border at a remote location on the St. Regis Akwesasne reservation and was picked up by a waiting car shortly before he was stopped and arrested by Border Patrol. Figuereo-Minyette had been previously removed to Spain on June 9, 2014.

The case was investigated by the United States Border Patrol, Massena, NY and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward P. Grogan

Updated February 10, 2015