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

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Guatemalan Man Sentenced On Immigration Charge

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.– U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that  Ignacio Lopez-Perez, 38, a native and citizen of Guatemala, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to being found in the United States after being deported on numerous occasions. The defendant was sentenced to time served by Judge Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who handled the case, stated that on December 4, 2014, the defendant was found at the Seneca Allegany Hotel and Casino in Salamanca, NY after having been previously deported from the United States on five occasions.

This case was the culmination of an investigation on the part of agents of the U.S. Border Patrol, under the direction of Steven J. Oldman, Patrol Agent in Charge, and the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, under the direction of Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb.

Updated March 27, 2015