Cornwall man convicted of attempted illegal U.S. re-entry

The port of entry at Hogansburg, N.Y. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – A Cornwall man has been convicted of trying to illegally re-enter the United States after being removed from the country in May 2018.

Ali Haider Pasha, 23, was sent back to Canada after being convicted of evidence tampering in Clinton County (Plattsburgh) in November 2017, according to WWNY-TV.

Pasha was arrested in early September after undergoing a fingerprint check while trying to cross into the U.S. at the Hogansburg border crossing. He was a vehicle passenger at the time.

He pleaded guilty in a U.S. federal court on Monday (Nov. 19) to attempted illegal re-entry.

Pasha will be sentenced in March. He could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.