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Mexican National Sentenced to 64 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Re-Entering the United States

April 1, 2010

Montgomery, Alabama - Genaro Oviedo-Rodriguez, age 44, a native and citizen of Mexico, has been sentenced to 64 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release for unlawfully re-entering the United States after he had previously been deported, U.S. Attorney Leura G. Canary announced today.

On April 14, 2009, Oviedo-Rodriguez was found in the Lee County, Alabama, Jail by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who were investigating Oviedo-Rodriguez, following his arrest for Assault III, Domestic Violence III, Criminal Mischief III, and Resisting Arrest. At that time, Oviedo-Rodriguez lacked permission to re-enter the United States, and he had been deported to Mexico three times previously, most recently on October 22, 2002.

Indicted in July 2009 by a federal grand jury in Montgomery for illegally re-entering the United States, Oviedo-Rodriguez pleaded guilty on December 3, 2009. Senior United States District Judge W. Harold Albritton, III, handed down the sentence of over 5 years in federal prison based in large part on Oviedo-Rodriguez’s criminal history, which includes a prior felony conviction for Lewd Act Upon a Child Under 14 Years of Age – an offense that constitutes a crime of violence under the federal sentencing provisions. Following Oviedo-Rodriguez’s release from prison, he will face administrative removal proceedings with the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Assistant United States Attorney Monica A. Stump prosecuted the case.


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