Guatemalan National Pleads Guilty to Entering the US After a Prior Removal

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BANGOR, Maine:  A Guatemalan national pleaded guilty in federal court today to entering the United States after a prior removal, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.

According to court records, in June 2022, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office detained seven individuals following a traffic stop in Dedham. Records revealed that none of the subjects had legal status in the U.S., and all seven admitted crossing from Mexico on foot. Upon arrival at the Calais Border Patrol Station, an immigration database search confirmed that the seven individuals were illegally present in the U.S. and further revealed that Cruz Isabel Mayen-Dubon, 35, a citizen and national of Guatemala, had previously been removed from the U.S. in June 2007, May 2010, August 2012, October 2012 and January 2016.

Mayen-Dubon faces up to two years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He also faces not more than one year of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The U.S. Border Patrol and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

 

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