Nampa Man Sentenced on Immigration Charge
BOISE – Rene Padilla-Andrade, 24, a Mexican national residing in Nampa, Idaho, was sentenced today to twelve months and one day in prison for being a deported alien found in the United States, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Padilla-Andrade to serve one year of supervised release following his prison term. It is anticipated that Padilla-Andrade will be deported after completing his prison term. Padilla- Andrade pleaded guilty to the charge on April 27, 2011.
According to court documents Padilla-Andrade is a native and citizen of Mexico, who was lawfully removed from the United States on February 25, 2010. Within days, Padilla- Andrade reentered the United States illegally and without lawful authority at or near Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents interviewed Padilla-Andrade in Canyon County, Idaho, on January 18, 2011. He admitted in a sworn statement to being in the United States illegally.
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southeast Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit: www.treasurevalleypartners.org.
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