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Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Illegal Re-Entry

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Maria Utrera-Viveros, a/k/a Maria Utrara-Viveros, age 33, of Veracruz, Mexico, was sentenced today to time served (5 months in jail), for illegal re-entry into the United States.

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

As part of her guilty plea, Utrera-Viveros admitted that she was removed from the United States to Mexico on October 17, 2014.  Utrera-Viveros admitted that she returned to the United States on November 15, 2019 by illegally entering from Canada.  That night, she was found to be a passenger in a vehicle that Border Patrol stopped after it left the area of the international border at a high rate of speed.

Following her sentencing, Utrera-Viveros was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, for removal proceedings.    

The case was investigated by the United States Border Patrol and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Collyer.

Updated April 23, 2020