ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jose Gonzalez-Reyes, age 53, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for illegally re-entering the United States.
The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Thomas E. Feeley, Director of the Buffalo Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
Gonzalez-Reyes admitted as part of his guilty plea that he is a citizen of the Dominican Republic, and that he was removed from the United States to the Dominican Republic on June 5, 2002 and again on July 27, 2011.
On March 21, 2018, he was found by an ICE Officer in the Albany County Jail. A check of fingerprint records resulted in the discovery of the prior removals. Gonzalez-Reyes was an inmate at the Albany County Jail after his arrest for selling controlled substances in the city of Albany during the summer of 2017. Gonzalez-Reyes was convicted in Albany County Court of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, Third Degree, and sentenced on November 2, 2018 to 30 months in state prison .
This case was investigated by ICE-ERO and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward P. Grogan.