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Mauritanian 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 – Sid Ahmed Ould Denane Ould Sid Ahmed, age 43, formerly of New York, New York, was sentenced today to time served (70 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.


In July 2016, Ahmed had left the United States while an order of removal was pending against him, making him ineligible to re-enter the country without the permission of the Department of Homeland Security. On December 27, 2016, Ahmed was arrested by United States Border Patrol Agents after he entered the United States without inspection in the area of Roxham Road in Champlain, New York.


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


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

Updated March 8, 2017