Third Co-conspirator in Driver License Mill Sentenced
Tampa, Florida - U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara sentenced Julio Cesar Gonzalez-Jimenez (30, Mexico) to 7 years in federal prison yesterday for unlawfully entering the United States twice after being deported to Mexico and for having been found in the United States without permission after deportation. The court also ordered him to serve 3 years of supervised release and to pay a special assessment of $110. Gonzalez-Jimenez pled guilty to the charges on January 5, 2012.
According to court documents, Gonzalez-Jimenez was previously convicted in multiple aggravated felony cases in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court in Polk County. State court records indicate Gonzalez-Jimenez was convicted for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to sell it, burglary of a dwelling and burglary of a conveyance. He was deported to Mexico on May 17, 2008, after having been previously deported on May 21, 2003. On October 4, 2011 Immigration officers found him at the Polk County Jail after he had been arrested for burglary, resisting an officer, and petit theft.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). It was prosecuted by Senior Litigation Counsel Donald L. Hansen.