John Acosta-bermudez Imprisoned For Reentry After Deportation
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that John Acosta-Bermudez, 52, a Colombian citizen who has landed immigrant status in Canada, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court in Burlington to 13 months of imprisonment following his guilty plea to a charge that he reentered the United States after having been deported. Mr. Acosta-Bermudez has been detained without bail since his arrest last March.
According to court papers, immigration officials at the Route 5 Port-of-Entry in Derby Line observed a black vehicle enter the United States in mid-morning on March 29, 2014. The car did not stop at the Port for inspection, but instead headed south on Interstate 91. A Border Patrol agent followed and stopped the car on the highway. Acosta-Bermudez was driving and an undocumented alien was the passenger. Acosta-Bermudez has twice been deported from the United States following a New York robbery conviction and a federal passport fraud conviction. As a deportee, Acosta-Bermudez cannot return to the United States without the advance permission of the Attorney General.
Acosta-Bermudez is represented by Mark Kaplan. The prosecutor is Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Waples.