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Mexican National Sentenced for Illegally Re-Entering
the United States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2010

Montgomery, Alabama - Saul Rostro-Zamarippa, age 30, a native and citizen of Mexico, has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for unlawfully re-entering the United States after he had previously been deported, U.S. Attorney Leura G. Canary announced today.

On December 14, 2009, Rostro-Zamarippa was found in Houston County, Alabama, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (EOR) agents who were investigating Rostro-Zamarippa. At that time, Rostro-Zamarippa lacked permission to re-enter the United States. Rostro-Zamarippa previously had been deported to Mexico on August 5, 2003, after serving a state prison sentence imposed in November 2002 by the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia, for Attempted Unlawful Wounding.

Indicted in January 2010 by a federal grand jury in Montgomery for illegally re-entering the United States, Rostro-Zamarippa pleaded guilty on May 18, 2010. United States District Judge Keith W. Watkins sentenced Rostro-Zamarippa on September 24, 2010, to 15-months imprisonment and three years of supervised release. Following Rostro-Zamarippa’s release from imprisonment, 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, EOR. Assistant United States Attorney Monica A. Stump prosecuted the case.

 

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