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Honduran Citizen Sentenced For Illegal Re-Entry into United State

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Jardel Florencio Escobar-Vargas, age 27, and a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced today to time served (54 days in jail) for illegally re-entering the United States.


The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Chief Patrol Agent John C. Pfeifer, United States Border Patrol, Swanton Sector.


As part of his guilty plea, Escobar-Vargas admitted that he was a citizen of Honduras, and that he returned to the United States after he was previously removed to Honduras. Escobar Vargas was removed from the United States to Honduras five times between September 20, 2013 and August 25, 2014. Since his last re-entry, Escobar-Vargas had been residing in Miami, Florida.


On March 15, 2017, Escobar-Vargas was arrested by Border Patrol Agents in Champlain, New York. Agents encountered Escobar-Vargas in a taxi that was stopped by Border Patrol on a road in Champlain just south of the border.


Following his sentencing, Escobar-Vargas was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, which will place Escobar-Vargas into removal proceedings.


This case was investigated by United States Border Patrol and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward P. Grogan.

Updated May 8, 2017