BANGOR — A Canadian folk singer and her backup vocalist have been allowed to return to Canada with a warning to have proper visas next time.

Michele Marie Bahrynowski, who performs under the name Michelle Joly, and Carrie Ann Sadler, both of Red Deer, Alberta, were arrested Tuesday at a Calais border crossing. They were sentenced to time served today

Federal officials say the two were turned away from one border crossing because they didn’t have necessary work or performance visas. They tried to cross again the next day at a different crossing, telling border agents they were coming to the U.S. to visit friends.

The Bangor Daily News says the judge barred them from re-entering the U.S. for five years. They’d faced up to six years in prison.


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