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Guatemalan Citizen Sentenced for Illegal Re-entry

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Felix Oliverio Chacaj Lucas, age 44, and a citizen of Guatemala, was sentenced today to time served (22 days in jail), for illegal re-entry into the United States.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Thomas E. Feeley, Director of the Buffalo Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

As part of his guilty plea, Chacaj Lucas admitted that he was removed from the United States to Guatemala on May 17, 2012.  On May 1, 2018, ICE Officers arrested Chacaj Lucas in Catskill, Greene County, New York.      

Following his sentencing, Chacaj Lucas was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, for removal proceedings.     

This case was investigated by ICE-ERO and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward P. Grogan.

Updated May 22, 2018