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Brazilian Man Pleads Guilty And Sentenced For Illegally Entry

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

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:           (716) 843-5817
FAX:                (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Demilson Loubak Ferreira, 36, of Brazil, pleaded guilty to illegally entering the United States at a location other than a designated port of entry before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy. The defendant was then sentenced to time served. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul J. Campana, who handled the case, stated that on March 26, 2015, shortly after 11:00 p.m., the defendant, his wife and their child were found aboard a freight train crossing the Blackrock International Train Bridge in Buffalo.  The train was stopped at the order of a Customs and Border Protection Officer who detected the Ferreira and his family on the train.

The defendant’s wife and child were returned to Canada on March 27, 2015. Ferreira will also be removed to Canada.

The plea and sentencing are the result of an investigation by Customs and Border Protection, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Rose Hilmey.

Updated April 1, 2015