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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Guatemalan Citizen Sentenced for Illegal Re-entry

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Mario Alfredo Morales Espinoza, age 25, and a citizen of Guatemala, was sentenced today to time served (63 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, Morales Espinoza admitted that he was removed from the United States to Guatemala on January 20, 2014.  On September 11, 2018, he was arrested by an ICE Officer in Walton, Delaware County, New York.    

Following his sentencing, Morales Espinoza 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 November 13, 2018