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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cadena-Solis Sentenced for Reentry of Deported Alien

BISMARCK – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on March 19, 2013, Fermin Cadena-Solis, 49, of Municipio De Petalon, Queretaro, Mexico, pleaded guilty and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of reentry of deported alien.

Judge Hovland sentenced Cadena-Solis to serve two years and nine months in federal prison. Cadena-Solis was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund.

On Sept. 10, 2012 , Cadena-Solis was encountered by the Minot Police Department in Minot, N.D., while responding to a report of a fight near the Guest Lodge Motel. U.S. Border Patrol officials discovered that Cadena-Solis was a citizen of Mexico and in the United States illegally. Cadena-Solis had previously been deported from the United States eight times. He had been convicted of eight felonies in the United States from 1996 to 2008, including burglary in California state court in 2003.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Border Patrol and the Minot Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Hagler prosecuted the case.

Updated January 29, 2015