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Brazilian Man Sentenced for Illegal Alien Smuggling

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Rosalvo Caetano, age 46, and a citizen of Brazil, was sentenced today to time served (208 days in jail) for transporting two illegal aliens within the United States.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Robert N. Garcia, Chief Patrol Agent, United States Border Patrol, Swanton Sector.

On May 12, 2018, Caetano drove from Worcester, Massachusetts, to Fort Covington, New York, where he picked up two illegal aliens, both Brazilian citizens, who had secretly crossed the border from Canada.  Border Patrol Agents arrested Caetano and his passengers in Malone, New York. 

The passengers arrested with Caetano were prosecuted for the misdemeanor offense of entry without inspection.   

Gabriel Felipe Dias Prado, age 19, was convicted on May 29, 2018 and sentenced to 20 days in jail.  Ilcione Bazoni, also known as Carlos Cousa, age 62, was convicted on June 8, 2018 and sentenced to 45 days in jail.    

At the conclusion of today’s sentencing, Caetano was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security for removal proceedings.     

This case was investigated by Border Patrol and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward P. Grogan.

Updated December 7, 2018

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