U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Yojamis Lozano-Amaya, 42, and Hovet Ewersont Paz-Sagastume, 34, both of Honduras, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to re-entry of a removed alien. Judge Skretny then sentenced each defendant to time served (approximately two months).
Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth R. Moellering, who handled the cases, stated that both defendants were found in Tonawanda on September 14, 2020, by Border Patrol Officers. Defendant Lozano-Amaya was previously deported from the United States in 2004 after being convicted of an aggravated felony. In 2013, defendant Paz-Sagastume was previously deported from the United States. Neither defendant had permission to re-enter the United States nor legal status in this country.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the United States Border Patrol, under the direction of Chief Patrol Agent Eduardo Payan.