Share, , Google Plus, Pinterest,


Posted in:

Guatemalan immigrant sentenced for Maine-Quebec border cross

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a resident of Guatemala has been sentenced to time served for illegally entering the United States through the border of Canada and Maine.

U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank says 27-year-old Edwin Antonio Paiz-Morales pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday. A federal judge sentenced him to time served, which amounted to 10 days.

Court records say Paiz-Morales entered the country through Sandy Bay Township at a location not designated for entry in western Maine, near the border with Quebec province. U.S. Border Patrol agents located him shortly after he crossed the border. Frank says Paiz-Morales has been placed in removal proceedings as he’s a citizen of Guatemala and does not possess immigration documents.

Paiz-Morales had faced up to 180 days in prison.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.