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Western District of New York

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Mexican Man Sentenced in Illegal Reentry Case


BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Gerardo Hernandez-Barragan, 41, of Mexico, who was convicted of illegal reentry after a conviction of an aggravated felony, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny.

                Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who handled the case, stated that in January of 2014, Hernandez-Barragan, was arrested following a vehicle stop in Kenmore. The defendant was previously been convicted of distribution of marijuana in South Carolina in 2004.

                The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of United States Customs and Border Protection, under the direction of Randy Howe, Director, Field Operations and the Kenmore Police Department, under the direction of Chief Peter Breitnauer.
Updated November 19, 2014