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May 3, 2011

On May 2, 2011, Maximiliano Tovar-Hernandez, 28, who most recently resided in St. Louis, Missouri, entered a plea of guilty to an indictment charging him with Entry into the United States Without Inspection, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Tovar-Hernandez came to attention of federal authorities in connection with their investigation of a large drug conspiracy. Following his guilty plea, Tovar- Hernandez was immediately sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis, to 32 days incarceration and one year of supervised release. He was then ordered transferred to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation proceedings.

Evidence in support of the indictment was obtained in an investigation which was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI). This case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Randy G. Massey for prosecution.



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