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Jury Convicts Brooklyn Man of Illegally Transporting Aliens

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Ydenis Adames-Ramos, age 36, a native of the Dominican Republic living in Brooklyn, New York, was convicted today following a three-day jury trial of illegally transporting aliens.  United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Robert N. Garcia, Chief Patrol Agent of the United States Border Patrol Swanton Sector made the announcement.

The evidence at trial established that, on March 11, 2023, the defendant drove from his home in Brooklyn to Chateaugay, New York, to pick up three individuals who were illegally present in the United States. He then transported those illegal aliens in the Chateaugay, New York area, shortly before being stopped by United States Border Patrol.  The defendant intended to drive the aliens to Queens, New York, and then receive a payment of $2,000.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 3, 2024, in Albany, before United States District Judge Anne M. Nardacci. The charge for which the defendant was convicted carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000.00, and a term of supervised release of up to 3 years. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

The United States Border Patrol investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jessica N. Carbone and Adrian S. LaRochelle are prosecuting the case.

Updated June 5, 2024

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