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May 11, 2011

A Mexican citizen, convicted of Illegal Reentry by an Aggravated Felon, was sentenced to 49 months in federal prison on May 9, 2011, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Following service of his term of imprisonment, Ramiro Ramos-Balderas, 27, is expected to be removed from the United States to Mexico. Ramos-Balderas was also fined $375 and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. He was ordered not to return to the United States without the express permission of the Director of Homeland Security or the Attorney General of the United States. Ramos-Balderas pleaded guilty to the charge on February 7, 2011. Ramos-Balderas has been in custody since his arrest on October 21, 2010.



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