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Illegal entries reported

ALBANY The following illegal entries were reported by the United States Department of Justice for the Northern District of New York. Pablo Canseco Gonzalez, 30, formerly of Grand Isle, Vt., pleaded guilty April 15 before Chief United States District Judge Norman A. Mordue to illegally reentering the U.S. after removal Canseco Gonzalez, a citizen of Mexico, was ordered removed by an Immigration judge in Hartford, Conn., Nov. 9, 2007, and was physically removed from the U.S. to Mexico Nov. 30, 2007 at Brownsville, Texas. On Feb. 28, 2008, he was encountered and arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Plattsburgh. Canseco Gonzalez is scheduled for sentencing July 17. As a result of the conviction, he faces a maximum sentence of imprisonment for two years, supervised release of up to one year, a fine of up to $250,000, and a special assessment of $100. The investigation was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Border Patrol, Champlain, and the New York State Police. Fransicso Eduardo Mendez, 36, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., was sentenced April 15 by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Thomas J. McAvoy upon his convictions for making a false claim of U.S. citizenship and aggravated identity theft. Mendez, who pleaded guilty to the charges Dec. 7, 2007, was sentenced to 25 months in federal prison, to be followed by supervised release for one year, The convictions arise out Mendez's attempt Sept. 26, 2007, to conceal his identity and citizenship at the Champlain port of entry. Mendez, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, claimed to be a U.S. citizen and presented a U.S. Passport, Pennsylvania driver's license, and Puerto Rico birth certificate, all in the name Josue Manuel Laureano, in support of his claim of identity and citizenship during an Immigration inspection. The matter was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Champlain, and the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, Philadelphia Resident Office, Philadelphia, Pa. Esther Antonia Lopez-Antunez, 29, a citizen of Honduras formerly of Clinton, N.C., pleaded guilty March 20 to the charge of entering the U.S. following removal. She was sent to Honduras Aug. 28, 2007, out of Atlanta, Ga. On Feb. 9, Lopez-Antunez was encountered and arrested by U.S. Border Patrol Agents in Champlain. Lopez-Antunez was sentenced April 11 by U.S. District Judge David N. Hurd, to be imprisoned for 62 days time served, to be followed by supervised release for one year. The matter was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Border Patrol, Champlain.

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