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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 20, 2013

Mexican Man Pleads Guilty To Re-entering The United States After Having Been Previously Removed

Albany, New York - JOSE REYES BLANCO RUTIAGA, age 29, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty yesterday before Senior United States District Court Judge Lawrence E. Kahn, in Albany, New York to the felony offense of re-entry by a previously removed alien, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian.

BLANCO RUTIAGA, a citizen of Mexico, was involuntarily removed from the United States to Mexico on March 4, 2010 and again on April 17, 2010. On August 21, 2013, BLANCO RUTIAGA, who did not have permission to re-enter the United States, was encountered by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer at the Rensselaer, New York, City Court.

Sentencing for is scheduled for January 22, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in Albany, New York. BLANCO RUTIAGA faces a maximum sentence of imprisonment of up to 2 years, supervised release of up to 1 year, a fine of up to $250,000, and a special assessment of $100. BLANCO RUTIAGA was detained pending his sentencing.

This matter was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Albany, New York.

Updated January 29, 2015