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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting an Alien

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Samar Kassim Amin, age 31, of Deltona, Florida, pled guilty today to transporting an alien unlawfully present in the United States.


The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and U.S. Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent John C. Pfeifer.


Amin admitted that on November 8, 2015, in Champlain, New York, he picked up a Canadian citizen who had just run into the United States from Canada, and drove him until they reached Interstate 87, where Amin was stopped by U.S. Border Patrol agents.  Amin admitted that he intended to transport the Canadian citizen, whom he had met at a wedding in Canada the night before, to Florida. 


Amin faces up to 5 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of up to 3 years when he is sentenced on February 8, 2016 by Chief U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors. 


This case was investigated by the U.S. Border Patrol and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Collyer.

Updated October 14, 2016