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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 4, 2014

Mexican Citizen Enters Plea In Greeneville To Reentry Into The United States After Prior Deportation

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On Aug. 4, 2014, Virgen Mendoza Perez, 36, a citizen of Mexico, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, to illegal reentry into the United States after being deported. Sentencing has been set for Nov. 17, 2014, in U.S. District Court in Greeneville.

Mendoza faces a term of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.

Mendoza was previously deported from the United States in 2009, after a conviction in Florida for the felony offense of Child Abuse: Intentional Act.

In May 2014, a federal grand jury indicted Mendoza. Details of the charge are outlined in the plea agreement on file with the U.S. District Court, Greeneville.

The investigation was conducted by the Enforcement and Removal Operations unit of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Morristown Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Reeves represented the United States.

Updated March 18, 2015