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Mexican Citizen Sentenced For Illegal Re-entry into United States

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Filiberto Moran Vasquez, age 50, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today to time served (23 days in jail) for illegally re-entering the United States. 


The announcement was made by Acting 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).


As part of his guilty plea, Moran Vasquez admitted that he is a citizen of Mexico, and that he illegally returned to the United States after he was removed to Mexico on June 6, 2007.  Moran Vasquez had also previously been removed on February 7, 2007.


On September 11, 2017, Moran Vasquez was arrested by ICE officers in Saratoga Springs, New York. 


Following the sentencing, Moran Vasquez was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, for removal proceedings.


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

Updated October 4, 2017