Thursday, April 14, 2016

Olean: Mexican native pleads guilty and is sentenced for illegal re-entry

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Maurilio Bautista-Feria, 48, most recently of Olean, NY, was convicted of reentry of a removed alien subsequent to a conviction for an aggravated felony and sentenced to 12 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William J. Skretny. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian J. Counihan, who handled the case, stated that the defendant was convicted in 2009 of harboring illegal aliens. Subsequent to that conviction, Feria was removed from the United States to Mexico for having illegally entered the United States and committing the felony. In 2013, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement found the defendant working at a Mexican restaurant in Olean. The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Violent Criminal Alien Section of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael Phillips.