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Citizen of Yemen Sentenced For Illegal Entry into United States

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Abdulmagid Al Saadi, age 38, a citizen of Yemen, was sentenced today to 10 days in jail following his guilty plea to illegally entering the United States, a misdemeanor.

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

Al Saadi admitted that on February 16, 2017, he walked across the border approximately one-half mile west of Rouses Point, New York, on New York State Route 276, and he continued south on foot until he was stopped and arrested by Border Patrol Agents.

Upon the completion of his sentence, Al Saadi will be transferred to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security and placed into removal proceedings.

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

Updated February 23, 2017