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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 26, 2013

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

Defendant Sentenced to Time Served

ALBANY, NEW YORK—IGNACIO HERNANDEZ-LOPEZ, age 39, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty and was sentenced today in United States District Court in Albany before United States District Court Judge Mae A. D’Agostino to one count of re-entry by a previously removed alien, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian. HERNANDEZ-LOPEZ was sentenced to time served.

HERNANDEZ-LOPEZ, a citizen of Mexico, was involuntarily removed from the United States to Mexico on March 17, 2004. On August 16, 2013, HERNANDEZ-LOPEZ, who did not have permission to re-enter the United States, was encountered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Whitehall, New York.

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

Updated January 29, 2015