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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 near Plattsburgh

Had Been Previously Removed Three Times

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Esequiel Perez-Lopez, 34 years old of Mexico, was sentenced today to serve 11 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release by United States District Court Judge Glenn T. Suddaby announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Patrol Agent In Charge Norman Lague, Champlain Border Patrol. In August, Perez-Lopez pled guilty to illegally reentering the United States after he had previously been removed, a felony under federal law. Following the completion of the term of his imprisonment, the Department of Homeland Security will process Perez-Lopez for removal from the United States to Mexico.

In August 2014, Perez-Lopez was arrested by Border Patrol Agents in a restaurant parking lot in Plattsburgh, New York. Perez-Lopez had been previously removed to Mexico three times, most recently in November 2012 after his conviction in the District of New Hampshire for illegally entering the United States after removal.

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

Updated February 10, 2015