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Rockland County Man Sentenced for Transporting Illegal Aliens

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Raul Nolasco, age 46, of Nanuet, New York, was sentenced yesterday to time served (11 days in jail), followed by 1 year of supervised release and a fine of $4,000, for transporting illegal aliens within the United States for financial gain.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Robert N. Garcia, Chief Patrol Agent, United States Border Patrol, Swanton Sector.

On June 2-3, 2018, Nolasco drove to a spot near the border between the United States and Canada, and picked up illegal aliens on the United States side of the border.  He intended to drive the illegal aliens to Long Beach, New York, and expected to be paid $400-$500 for doing so.  However, Nolasco was stopped and arrested by Border Patrol before he could complete the trip.  The illegal aliens, who are citizens of Honduras, plead guilty to the misdemeanor offense of improper entry by an alien and were sentenced on June 14, 2018 to time served.

This case was investigated by Border Patrol and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alicia Giglio Suarez. 

Updated August 16, 2019

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