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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Rexford Woman Sentenced To Five Years Probation For Harboring An Illegal Alien

Albany, New York — Annie George, a/k/a Annie Kolath, a/k/a Sajimol George, age 41, of Rexford, New York, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe to five years of probation for harboring an illegal alien, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Matthew Scarpino, Resident Agent-in-Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations. George, who was found guilty on March 8, 2013 of one count of harboring an illegal alien following a five-day jury trial, was also sentenced to eight months of home detention.

Between about November 2005 and May 3, 2011, George harbored an illegal alien from India in her homes in Catskill, Menands, and Rexford, New York. During the course of the harboring, the illegal alien performed household chores for George and cared for George’s children.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.

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Rick Belliss
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Updated January 29, 2015