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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 2, 2015

Windsor, Ontario, Canada - Man was Sentenced to Serve 6 Months in Prison for Illegally Reentering the United States Following Removal

Had Been Previously Removed

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Ryszard Lachowicz (57, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada) was sentenced Thursday, January 29, 2015, to serve 6 months in prison by Senior United States District Court Judge Lawrence E. Kahn announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Patrol Agent in Charge Dennis O’Neill of United States Border Patrol, Burke Station. In November, Lachowicz pled guilty to illegally reentering the United States following removal, a felony under federal law. Following the completion of the term of imprisonment, the Department of Homeland Security will process Lachowicz for removal from the United States.

In October 2014, Lachowicz was arrested by United States Border Patrol Agents after he was detected riding a moped around the Chateaugay Port of Entry thereby avoiding immigration and customs inspection. Lachowicz had been previously removed to Canada twice in 1999 and again in May 2014.

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

Updated February 10, 2015