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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mexican Citizen Sentenced For Immigration Fraud

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Gabino Lopez-Lopez, age 27, of Saratoga Springs, New York, was sentenced yesterday to time served (88 days in jail) for immigration fraud.


The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Thomas P. Brophy, Acting Director of the Buffalo Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

As part of his guilty plea, Lopez-Lopez admitted that he presented a counterfeit alien registration receipt card (a “green card”) to a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officer, in Latham, New York, on November 10, 2016. Lopez-Lopez presented the card in support of his claim to being lawfully present in the United States. As part of his plea, Lopez-Lopez admitted that he is a citizen of Mexico and that he was unlawfully present in the United States.

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

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

Updated February 14, 2017