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Northern District of New York

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Citizen of Poland Sentenced For Illegal Entry into United States

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Emil Michalczuk, age 25, of Siemiatycze, Poland, was sentenced today to 20 days in jail following his guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of illegally entering the United States.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Chief Patrol Agent John C. Pfeifer, United States Border Patrol, Swanton Sector.

Michalczuk admitted that he walked across the border approximately a half-mile west of the Overton Corners Port of Entry on New York State Route 276, and continued southwest on foot until he reached the Rouses Point train station, where he was arrested by Border Patrol agents.

Upon the completion of his sentence, Michalczuk will be transferred to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security and he will be subject to removal proceedings.

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

Updated February 17, 2017