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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 23, 2013

Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Reentry of Deported Alien

BISMARCK – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Sept. 23, 2013, Manuel Perez-Ambrosio, 35, of Posa Rica, Veracruz, Mexico, pleaded guilty and was sentenced by U.S. Senior Judge Patrick A. Conmy on a charge of reentry of deported alien.

Judge Conmy sentenced Perez-Ambrosio to serve two years and six months in federal prison.

On July 10, 2013, Perez-Ambrosio was encountered by the Minot Police Department during a traffic stop in Minot, N.D. Perez-Ambrosio did not possess any identification documents and U.S. Border Patrol officials were contacted. They discovered that Perez-Ambrosio was a citizen of Mexico and in the United States illegally. He had previously been deported from the United States in February 2013. Prior to deportation, he had been convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, a felony, in California state court in 2012.

The case was investigated by the Minot Police Department and the United States Border Patrol.

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

Updated January 29, 2015