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November 8, 2012
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Deported J'can imprisoned after re-entering US

Andre Williams, STAR Writer

A Jamaican immigrant who was previously deported from US soil by relevant authorities was sentenced to 94 months' imprisonment for illegally re-entering the United States, THE STAR has learnt.

The man, identified as Andrew Anthony Maylor, was sentenced on Friday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke for illegally re-entering the United States without permission, after having been convicted of an aggravated felony.

Federal incarceration

Information gathered from www.alipac.us indicates that Maylor, who was deported in 2008 after being released from prison from a 1993 conviction for federal drug conspiracy charges, was sentenced to 57 months of federal incarceration for illegally re-entry, and for 37 additional months for violation of his prior term of supervised release, for a total of 94 months.

United States attorney Timothy J. Heaphy reportedly expressed, "Mr Maylor committed a serious felony in the early 1990s and was justly punished for that crime and deported ... He committed another crime when he re-entered the United States without authorisation. We will do all we can to enforce federal immigration laws, which help keep criminals like Mr Maylor out of this country."

THE STAR also learnt, based on reports, that Maylor himself admitted to re-entering the United States, without permission, on February 4, 2011 at Miami, Florida, by boat without inspection.

He also admitted that he never applied for re-entry to the attorney general of the United States or the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

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