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Guatemalan Man Sentenced for Illegal Re-Entry into United States and Escape from Custody

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Mario Ipsolino Pineda-Boteo, age 35, a citizen of Guatemala, was sentenced today to time served (196 days in jail) for illegally re-entering the United States and escaping the custody of United States officers.

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

Pineda-Boteo admitted as part of his guilty plea that he is a citizen of Guatemala, and that he was removed from the United States to Guatemala on September 9, 2010.  On August 21, 2020, he was found in the United States near Greenfield in Saratoga County.  A check of fingerprint records verified the prior removal. 

Pineda-Boteo also admitted that, following his arrest for illegal re-entry and being placed in handcuffs, he fled the custody of ICE Officers by running into a nearby wooded area in Greenfield, where he attempted to hide.

Pineda-Boteo will be placed into removal proceedings. 

This case was investigated by ICE-ERO and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander P. Wentworth-Ping.

Updated March 5, 2021