Foreign National Sentenced On Firearm, Immigration Offenses
Antonio Rea-Fabela, age 36, a citizen of Mexico who most recently resided in St. Louis, MO, was sentenced on October 11, 2013, to ten months in federal prison, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Rea-Fabela had entered pleas of guilty on May 28, 2013, to Possession of a Firearm by an Illegal Alien; and Entry into the United States Without Inspection. In addition to the term of imprisonment, the Court ordered the forfeiture to the United States of the firearm possessed by the defendant. The Court also entered a Judicial Order of Removal, which requires that Rea-Fabela be deported from the United States following his term of imprisonment.
Evidence in support of the indictment in this case was obtained in an investigation which was the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI), and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department. This case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Randy G. Massey for prosecution.