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United States of America v. Kanento Boots
Federal Courthouse - Albany, New York
Case Number: 8:17-cr-00166-FJS
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (Albany County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Edward P. Grogan
Defendant's Attorney: Dean Schneller
Description: Albany, NY - Akwesasne Resident Admits Illegal Transportation of Alien
Kanento Boots, age 63, of Akwesasne, Ontario, Canada, was sentenced on September 11, 2017 to time served (111 days in jail) and 1 year of supervised release for illegally transporting an alien within the United States.
Boots pled guilty on August 15, 2017. He admitted that on May 23, 2017, 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 pled guilty on June 6 to illegal entry into the United States, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to 36 days in jail. Chirac pled guilty on July 17 to illegal transportation of an alien and is scheduled to be sentenced on September 18.
This case was investigated by the United States Border Patrol.
Outcome: Time served followed by 1 year of supervised release.