Tue | Jan 19, 2021

Jamaican man gets three years imprisonment for illegally reentering US

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 9:59 AM

ORLANDO, CMC – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency says a Jamaican man has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison for illegally reentering the country after being deported. 

According to ICE, Conrad Paul Golding, 49, was sentenced on Tuesday.

Golding had pleaded guilty on April 15, 2019, in a case that was investigated by its Enforcement and Removal Operations.

“ICE is focused on smart, effective immigration enforcement that prioritises the removal of aliens (immigrants) like in this case,” said Miami Field Office Director Michael W. Meade.

According to court documents, after pleading guilty to the offence, Golding was placed on house arrest and given a bond that was co-signed by family members. 

ICE said Golding’s sentencing hearing was scheduled for June 17, 2019, but he removed his electronic monitoring equipment and fled from law enforcement. 

A bench warrant was issued and Golding was arrested in New Jersey on January 31. 

Follow The Gleaner on Twitter and Instagram @JamaicaGleaner and on Facebook @GleanerJamaica. Send us a message on WhatsApp at 1-876-499-0169 or email us at onlinefeedback@gleanerjm.com or editors@gleanerjm.com.