Chilean Woman Sentenced to 36 Months for Illegal Re-Entry
ALBANY, NEW YORK – Gloria Oliva Gallardo, age 61, a Chilean citizen, was sentenced yesterday to 36 months in prison for illegally re-entering the United States.
The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and John C. Pfeifer, U.S. Border Patrol’s Chief Patrol Agent for the Swanton Sector. Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy imposed the sentence.
In May, Gallardo pled guilty to re-entering and being found in the United States after she was previously removed from the country.
Gallardo was found by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police and Border Patrol agents in Hogansburg, New York, on January 25, 2016. Gallardo had previously been deported and removed from the United States to Chile in 2001, 2004, 2012 and 2014.
Following Gallardo’s completion of her term of imprisonment, the Department of Homeland Security will process her for removal from the United States.
Gallardo was found in the United States along with Victor Manuel Fuentes-Gomez, age 68, also a Chilean citizen. Fuentes-Gomez also pled guilty to illegal re-entry, and he was sentenced, last month, to 30 months in prison. Fuentes-Gomez had previously been deported and removed from the United States to Chile in 1975 and again in 2015.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Border Patrol, with the assistance of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward P. Grogan.