U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced that 20-year-old Juan Felix Andres, of Mexico, plead guilty to illegal reentry after deportation following a conviction on aggravated felony charges.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
On April 16, 2016, Andres was convicted in Texas of aiding and abetting the transportation of illegal aliens for financial gain, an aggravated felony. He was then deported to Mexico.
On Feb. 27, 2018, Andres was found in the United States at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge while an order of removal was still in effect.
Andres' fingerprints were scanned and matched the fingerprints on file with the FBI, which confirmed that he was the same person who was convicted in Texas.
He did not have permission from the Attorney General or Secretary for Homeland Security to re-enter the United States.
Andres is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 7, 2018.