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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Foreign National Sentenced For Illegal Re-Entry By An Aggravated Felon

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today that Marcos Montes-Jurado was sentenced on Thursday, May 16, 2013 to 63 months in prison for Illegal Re-entry by an Aggravated Felon.

Montes-Jurado, 53, is a Mexican national who was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents in Belleville, IL, on January 2, 2013. He has been confined since his arrest. Montes-Jurado pled guilty to the federal charge in United States District Court in East St. Louis on February 15, 2013.

According to evidence presented at his change of plea and sentencing hearings, Montes-Jurado has been previously deported from the United States to Mexico four times. He also has five prior felony convictions in the United States, including three prior convictions relating to the distribution of cocaine.

When Montes-Jurado completes his term of imprisonment, he will be placed in civil deportation proceedings.

The investigation which resulted in Montes-Jurado’s arrest and conviction was conducted by ICE agents and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.

Updated February 19, 2015