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Mexican Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Illegal Re-Entry As An Aggravated Felon

June 22, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A man who illegally re-entered the United States from Mexico was sentenced on June 13, 2011, to 46 months in federal prison.

Erick Hernandez-Hernandez, age 26, from Mexico, received the prison term after a March 29, 2012, guilty plea to one count of illegal re-entry as an aggravated felon. At the guilty plea, Hernandez-Hernandez admitted he was deported from the United States on December 30, 2009. Hernandez-Hernandez came to the attention of Homeland Security Investigations’ (HSI) on February 3, 2012, while he was incarcerated in Sioux County, Iowa, for forgery. Hernandez-Hernandez was previously convicted of identity theft and forgery on March 2, 2009, in the Sioux County District Court of Iowa; and of manufacturing, delivering or possessing with intent to manufacture or deliver cocaine on April 15, 2009, in the Sioux County District Court of Iowa.

Hernandez-Hernandez was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Donald E. O’Brien. Hernandez-Hernandez was sentenced to 46 months’ imprisonment. He must also pay a $100 special assessment. There is no parole in the federal system.

Hernandez-Hernandez is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Fletcher and investigated by HSI and the Enforcement and Removal Office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau.

Court file information is available at The case file number is CR12-4020.



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