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

Monday, June 11, 2018

Romanian Citizen Sentenced for Illegal Re-entry

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Ioan Rostas, a/k/a Ioan Angel, age 29, and a citizen of Romania, was sentenced today to time served (86 days in jail) for illegally re-entering the United States.

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

As part of his guilty plea, Rostas admitted that he was removed from the United States to Romania on September 28, 2017.  On March 17, 2018, Border Patrol Agents arrested Rostas near Chateaugay, New York.  Rostas was in a group of four people who had entered the United States without inspection from Canada shortly before Border Patrol Agents encountered them in the woods near Chateaugay.    

Following sentencing, Rostas was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, for removal proceedings.     

This case was investigated by the Border Patrol and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward P. Grogan.

Updated June 11, 2018