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Northern District of New York

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Alleged Escapee From Syracuse Halfway House Indicted

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Hector Rueben Padin-Rivera, 39, was indicted yesterday for escaping from the Syracuse Pavilion Residential Re-entry Center on April 4, 2016, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian.

The indictment alleges that Padin-Rivera was in the Syracuse halfway house following a 2001 conviction for Attempted Distribution of Cocaine Base and a revocation of his supervised release in connection with that conviction. The indictment further alleges that on April 4, 2016, Padin- Rivera left the Syracuse halfway house without permission, and on April 8, 2016, he was arrested pursuant to a Criminal Complaint in Albany. He is currently being held without bail pending trial. The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The charge against Padin-Rivera carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to 3 years. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case is being investigated by the United States Marshals Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Levine.

Updated April 29, 2016