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Dominican Republic Man Pleads Guilty To Re-entering The United States After Having Been Previously Deported

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

Albany, New York —HERMIS ANTONIO ADAMES, age 35, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, pled guilty today in United States District Court in Albany before Chief United States District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe to one count of re-entry by a previously removed alien, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian.

ADAMES, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was involuntarily removed from the United States to the Dominican Republic on May 6, 2009. On April 3, 2013, ADAMES, who did not have permission to re-enter the United States, was encountered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers near the bus station on Central Avenue in Albany.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 6, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in Albany, New York. ADAMES faces a maximum sentence of imprisonment of up to ten years, supervised release of up to three years, a fine of up to $250,000, and a special assessment of $100. ADAMES was detained pending his sentencing.

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Albany, New York.

Rick Belliss
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (518) 431-0247

Updated January 29, 2015