AN ERITREAN national, who is also a citizen of the United Kingdom, was sentenced today (16) to three years in prison for smuggling up to 99 undocumented migrants from Eritrea and Ethiopia into the United States.
Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. of the District of Columbia, and Special Agent in Charge Clark E. Settles of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations’ (ICE-HSI) Washington, D.C., Field Office made the announcement. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton of the District of Columbia imposed the sentence.
Habtom Merhay, 47, of the United Kingdom, pleaded guilty to human smuggling charges on Sept. 24, 2014. Continue reading Habtom Merhay Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Smuggling Eritreans and Ethiopians into the U.S.