The U.S. Border Patrol apprehended a New Brunswick man after he illegally entered the United States.

U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Joey Antoine Maillet, 36, of Dieppe, New Brunswick, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court by Magistrate Judge John C. Nivison to time served (49 days) for entering the United States at a point other than a designated Customs station.

According to court records, on November 16, 2017 Maillet entered the United States from Canada on foot across a train trestle in Calais, Maine.  He was apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol the next day and admitted to illegally entering the country.  Maillet, who has dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship, provided an address in Leominster, Massachusetts.  He was released and issued a summons for the offense.  When he failed to appear in court on February 7, 2018, a warrant issued for his arrest.  On February 16, 2018, Maillet was arrested in Miami, Florida.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Border Patrol which is the mobile, uniformed law enforcement arm of U.S. Customs and Border Protection within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for securing U.S. borders between ports of entry.

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