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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Misdemeanor Immigration Prosecutions – March and April 2018

ALBANY, NEW YORK – The following is a summary of misdemeanor immigration prosecutions from March and April 2018.  All defendants were or will be placed into removal proceedings, by the Department of Homeland Security, following the completion of their sentences.

Citizen of Kenya Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Angela M. Muchui, age 42, and a citizen of Kenya, was sentenced on March 6 to 20 days in jail, following her guilty plea to illegally entering the United States. 

Muchui admitted that she crossed the border approximately one mile east of the Fort Covington Port of Entry on February 22, 2018.  She was arrested by Border Patrol Agents as she was walking near the border the following morning.    

Citizen of Turkey Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Ibrahim Evelek, age 31, and a citizen of Turkey, was sentenced on March 6 to time served (13 days in jail), following his guilty plea to illegally entering the United States. 

Evelek admitted that he crossed the border approximately one mile east of the Chateaugay Port of Entry on February 21, 2018.  He was arrested by Border Patrol Agents as he was being driven away from the border.   

Citizen of India Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Manvir Kaur, age 25, and a citizen of India, was sentenced on March 13 to time served (32 days in jail), following her guilty plea to illegally entering the United States. 

Kaur admitted that she crossed the border approximately 5 miles east of the Massena Port of Entry on February 9, 2018.  She was arrested by Border Patrol Agents as she was leaving the border area as a passenger in a taxi.  

Citizen of Haiti Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Jacques Estime, a citizen of Haiti, was sentenced on March 13 to 15 days in jail following his guilty plea to illegally entering the United States.  Estime admitted that on March 2, 2018, he illegally entered the United States by walking through the woods from Canada before being arrested by Border Patrol.

Citizen of Haiti Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Marthine Abel, a citizen of Haiti, was sentenced on March 20 to time served (19 days in jail) following her guilty plea to illegally entering the United States.  Abel admitted that on March 2, 2018, she illegally entered the United States by walking through the woods from Canada before being arrested by Border Patrol.

Citizen of Brazil Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Elianay Goncalves-Carreiro, a citizen of Brazil, was sentenced on March 20 to 28 days in jail following his guilty plea to illegally entering the United States.  Goncalves-Carriero admitted that on February 28, 2018, he illegally entered the United States by walking through the woods from Canada before being arrested by Border Patrol.

Citizen of Mexico Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Diego Guerra-Lara, age 36, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced on March 22 to 30 days in jail, and ordered to pay a fine of $2,000, following his guilty plea to illegally entering the United States. 

Guerra-Lara admitted that he crossed the border approximately one half mile east of the Fort Covington Port of Entry on March 11, 2018.  He was found and arrested by a Border Patrol Agent as he ran south away from the border.   

Citizen of Canada Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Christopher Thomas, age 50, of Winnipeg, Canada, was sentenced on March 27 to 40 days in jail, following his guilty plea to illegally entering the United States. 

Thomas admitted that he walked across the border without inspection just east of the Champlain Port of Entry on March 23, 2018.   Thomas was arrested by Border Patrol Agents as he was walking south away from the border.   

Citizen of Albania Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Sandri Hiraj, also known as Ruhan Hiraj, age 21, and a citizen of Albania, was sentenced on March 27 to 100 days in jail, following his guilty plea to illegally entering the United States. 

Hiraj admitted that he walked across the border without inspection approximately 3 miles east of the Churubusco Port of Entry on December 20, 2017.   Hiraj was arrested by Border Patrol Agents in Ellenburg, New York, as he was attempting to arrange for transportation away from the border area.    

Citizens of Haiti Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Manie Dieula Jean, also known as Manie Jean Piere, age 49, and Wilna Joseph Saintil, age 43, both citizens of Haiti, were each sentenced on March 29 to time served (13 days in jail), following their respective guilty pleas to illegally entering the United States. 

Jean and Saintil each admitted that together they walked south through the northbound lanes of Interstate 87 at the border in an effort to sneak into the United States from Canada on March 17, 2018.  They were arrested together by United States Customs and Border Protection Officers as they walked south through the Champlain Port of Entry.

Citizen of Mexico Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Luz Hernandez-Gonzalez, a citizen of the Mexico, was sentenced on April 3 to time served (15 days in jail) following her guilty plea to illegally entering the United States.  Hernandez-Gonzalez admitted that on March 20, 2018, she was part of a group of 6 people who entered the United States by walking through the woods from Canada before being arrested by Border Patrol.

Citizen of Mexico Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Carlos Marquez-Arteaga, a citizen of the Mexico, was sentenced on April 3 to time served (15 days in jail) following his guilty plea to illegally entering the United States.  Marquez-Arteaga admitted that on March 20, 2018, he was part of a group of 6 people who entered the United States by walking through the woods from Canada before being arrested by Border Patrol.

Citizen of Mexico Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Reyes Sanchez-Flores, a citizen of the Mexico, was sentenced on April 5 to time served (17 days in jail) following his guilty plea to illegally entering the United States.  Sanchez-Flores admitted that on March 20, 2018, he was part of a group of 6 people who entered the United States by walking through the woods from Canada before being arrested by Border Patrol.

Citizen of Mexico Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Edwin Martinez-Garcia, a citizen of the Mexico, was sentenced on April 5 to time served (17 days in jail) following his guilty plea to illegally entering the United States.  Martinez-Garcia admitted that on March 20, 2018, he was part of a group of 6 people who entered the United States by walking through the woods from Canada before being arrested by Border Patrol.

Citizen of Canada Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Bryan Francisco Pineda-Guevara, age 19, of Montreal, Canada, was sentenced on April 19 to 20 days in jail, following his guilty plea to illegally entering the United States. 

Pineda-Guevara admitted that he walked across the border without inspection 1.7 miles east of the Champlain Port of Entry on April 9, 2018.   Pineda-Guevara was arrested by Border Patrol Agents as he was walking south away from the border.  

Citizen of the Philippines Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Aaron Danielle Sevilleja, age 20, and a citizen of the Philippines, was sentenced on April 19 to time served (14 days in jail), following her guilty plea to illegally entering the United States.

Sevilleja used a boat to cross the Saint Lawrence River near Hogansburg, New York, on April 6, 2018.  She was then arrested while a passenger in a car that was stopped for a traffic infraction.

Citizen of Albania Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Elizabeta Lulaj, age 20, and a citizen of Albania, was sentenced on April 24 to time served (19 days in jail), following her guilty plea to illegally entering the United States. 

Lulaj admitted that she used a boat to cross the Saint Lawrence River near Hogansburg, New York, on April 6, 2018.  She was then arrested while a passenger in a car that was stopped for a traffic infraction.    

Citizen of Mexico Sentenced For Illegal Entry

Irma Sanchez-Lopez, age 33, and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced on April 24 to 20 days in jail, following her guilty plea to illegally entering the United States. 

Sanchez-Lopez admitted that she crossed the border approximately 3 miles east of the Trout River Port of Entry on April 11, 2018.  She was arrested by a Border Patrol Agent as she tried to hide in the woods south of the border.   

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated May 2, 2018