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Guatemalan National Living in Maryland Charged with Unlawful Transportation of Individual in Vermont

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Vermont

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Alex Alejandro-Cordero (also known as Alejandro Guerro-Soto and Enio Alejandro Cordero), 36, of Adelphi, Maryland, appeared on Friday, August 19, 2022, in federal court on a charge alleging that, on or about August 18, 2022, he unlawfully transported an individual he knew to have entered the United States illegally. Upon the motion of the United States, U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin J. Doyle ordered Alejandro-Cordero detained pending further proceedings in the case.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office notes that a criminal complaint is an accusation only and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. As currently charged, Alejandro-Cordero would face up to 5 years of imprisonment if convicted. Any sentence in the case will be advised by the United States Sentencing Guidelines. 

U.S. Attorney Nikolas Kerest credited the agents of the United States Border Patrol for their quick response and investigation of Alejandro-Cordero and their continued efforts to prevent the exploitation of foreign nationals by human-smuggling organizations. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Lasher represents the United States in this case. Alejandro-Cordero is represented by Federal Public Defender Michael Desautels, Esq.

Updated August 22, 2022

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