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Guatemalan Man Sentenced for Illegal Re-entry into United States

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Santiago Ordonez Felipe, age 47, a citizen of Guatemala, was sentenced today to time served (36 days in jail) for illegally re-entering 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).

Ordonez Felipe admitted as part of his guilty plea that he is a citizen of Guatemala, and that he was removed from the United States to Mexico on August 18, 2015 after he was arrested by Border Patrol while illegally entering Arizona from Mexico.  On July 7, 2020, he was found by an ICE Officer in Whitehall, New York.  A check of fingerprint records verified the prior removal.  

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

Updated August 12, 2020