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Brazilian Citizen Sentenced for Illegal Re-entry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Ozeias Teixeira-De Souza, age 33, and a citizen of Brazil, was sentenced on Friday to time served (151 days in jail) for illegally re-entering the United States.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Thomas E. Feeley, Director of the Buffalo Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

As part of his guilty plea, Teixeira-De Souza admitted that he was removed from the United States to Brazil on October 9, 2005.  On July 2, 2018, ICE Officers encountered Teixeira-De Souza in Watervliet, New York, determined that he was in the country illegally, and arrested him. 

Following his sentencing, Teixeira-De Souza was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security for removal proceedings.     

This case was investigated by ICE-ERO and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward P. Grogan.

Updated December 4, 2018