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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 9, 2016

Canadian Man Sentenced For Unlawful Reentry

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Arthur Hugh Stephen Knox, 58, of Canada, who was convicted of attempted unlawful reentry into the Untied States, was sentenced to time served (three months) by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott S. Allen, Jr., who handled the case, stated that on September 11, 2016, Knox, a citizen of Canada, attempted to enter the United States at the Rainbow Bridge Point of Entry. A Customs and Border Protection database check revealed that the defendant had multiple prior convictions in the United States, including three convictions for felony drug possession. As a result of his criminal record, in July 2007, a United States Immigration Judge ordered Knox to be removed from the United States and to be prohibited from reentering for a period of 10 years.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Customs and Border Protection, under the direction of Director of Field Operations Rose Hilmey.

Updated December 12, 2016