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ILLEGAL ALIEN SENTENCED FOR “UNLAWFUL RE-ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES AFTER DEPORTATION”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2011

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Fernando Cagal-Toto, 33, a Mexican national, was sentenced in United States District Court on Friday, October 7, 2011, to 21 months imprisonment for “Unlawful Re-Entry into the United States After Deportation.”

According to evidence introduced at Cagal-Toto’s combined change-of-plea and sentence hearing, Cagal-Toto was arrested in Nashville, Illinois, on May 24, 2011. Cagal-Toto had been previously deported to Mexico on August 7, 2009. Cagal-Toto was convicted of the felony offense of Aggravated Battery/Great Bodily Harm in Nashville, and then transferred to federal custody for prosecution of the immigration charge.

The investigation that resulted in Cagal-Toto’s arrest and conviction was conducted by the Washington County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Department and by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison for prosecution.

 

 

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