Akwesasne Man Sentenced For Illegally Transporting Alien

Akwesasne Man Sentenced For Illegally Transporting Alien

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A 63 year old man from Akwesasne, Ontario, Canada, was sentenced Monday in federal court to time served and 1 year of supervised release for illegally transporting an alien within the United States.

Kanento Boots appeared in federal court in Albany.

He pleaded guilty on August 15.  

He admitted that on May 23, on the Akwesasne reservation near Hogansburg, New York, he picked up a Hungarian man, Zsolt Mihaly, who had just crossed the border illegally from Canada.  

Boots drove Mihaly a short distance and Mihaly then got into the car of another driver, Constantin Chiriac.  All three were arrested.

Mihaly pleaded guilty on June 6 to illegal entry into the United States, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to 36 days in jail.  Chirac pleaded guilty on July 17 to illegal transportation of an alien and is scheduled to be sentenced on September 18.    

Boots already served 111 days in jail.   

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