United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Jury Convicts Illegal Alien For Reentry
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Docket #: 2:10-cr-289-KJM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that today a federal jury in Sacramento found Nicasio Roman, of Mexico, guilty of illegal reentry. The guilty verdict was returned after a two-day trial before United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller.
According to testimony presented at trial, Roman had been deported three times, and in 2006 had been convicted of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 in the Stanislaus County Superior Court.
“As today’s verdict demonstrates, we will not allow criminal aliens who pose a threat to public safety to treat our border like a revolving door,” said Erik Bonnar, deputy field office director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) San Francisco. “ICE is committed to using its unique immigration enforcement authorities to ensure that our communities are protected from those who show no regard for our laws or our borders.”
This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Assistant United States Attorneys Michele Beckwith and Michael D. Anderson prosecuted the case.
Roman is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Mueller on August 1, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. He faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.