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Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Re-Enter The United States

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.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Sandor Lorant Felhazi, 32, of Hungary, pleaded guilty to attempting to re-enter the United States following a felony conviction, before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque, who is handling the case, stated that on February 7, 2017, Felhazi attempted to enter the United States at the Rainbow Bridge port of Entry. The defendant was previously convicted in Georgia and Texas of felony theft, manufacturing false identification documents and tampering with governmental records. As a result, Felhazi needed permission to reapply for admission into the United States.

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

Sentencing is scheduled for June 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

Updated March 10, 2017