Mexican National Sentenced for Illegally Re-Entering
the United States
Montgomery, Alabama - Jose Arturo Martinez-Gonzalez, age 24, a native and citizen of Mexico has been sentenced to 24 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 May 20, 2010, Martinez-Gonzalez was found in Montgomery County, Alabama, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (EOR) agents who were investigating Martinez-Gonzalez. At that time, Martinez-Gonzalez lacked permission to re-enter the United States. Martinez-Gonzalez previously had been deported to Mexico on December 4, 2008, after serving a state prison sentence imposed by the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama, for Possession of Forged Instruments.
Indicted in June 2010 by a federal grand jury in Montgomery, Martinez-Gonzalez pleaded guilty on August 10, 2010. United States District Judge Keith W. Watkins sentenced Martinez-Gonzalez yesterday to 24-months imprisonment and three years of supervised release. Following Martinez-Gonzalez’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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