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Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Destruction of Government Property

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Moises Orozco Castaneda, age 57, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced yesterday to time served (41 days in jail), for misdemeanor destruction of government property.

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).

Orozco Castaneda, an illegal alien, was arrested by ICE in Troy, New York, in June 2018.  ICE released Orozco Castaneda from custody but the conditions of his release required that he wear an ankle-monitoring device so that his release could be supervised by ICE.  On September 11, 2018, ICE was notified that the monitoring device had been removed from Orozco Castaneda’s ankle.  The device was recovered in Troy that same day.  Orozco Castaneda was encountered at an Albany bus station and he admitted to cutting off the device. 

Following his sentencing, Orozco Castaneda was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, for removal proceedings.

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

Updated December 15, 2018