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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

Friday, March 23, 2018

Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Illegal Re-entry

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Rigoberto Pacheco-Estefes, age 25, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today to time served (49 days in jail) for illegally re-entering the United States.

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

As part of his guilty plea, Pacheco-Estefes admitted that he was last removed from the United States to Mexico on November 28, 2015.  On February 2, 2018, a Border Patrol Agent arrested Pacheco-Estefes in Champlain, New York.  Pacheco-Estefes was also removed to Mexico on October 5, 2015 and October 19, 2015. 

Pacheco-Estefes was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security for removal proceedings.     

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


Updated March 26, 2018