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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Guatemalan Man Indicted, Charged With Being In The United States After Deportation

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.–U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Josue Joel Castaneda-Cuyuch, 31, a citizen of Guatemala, has been indicted and charged with being found in the United States after having been previously deported.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant is an alien previously been deported and removed from the United States in August 2010. According to the indictment, on September 11, 2014, Castaneda-Cuyuch was found in the United States without having obtained the consent of the Attorney General of the United States.

The defendant was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy. Castaneda-Cuyuch pleaded not guilty and is due back in court on June 2, 2015.

The indictment is the culmination of an investigation by the United States Border Patrol, under the direction of under the direction of Patrol Agent in Charge Tom Pocorobba.

Updated December 19, 2014