Mexican National Sentenced for Illegal Re-Entry by an Aggravated Felon
Stephen R. Wigginton, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Gerardo Guajardo-Gonzalez was sentenced in federal district court to 24 months in prison for Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation by an Aggravated Felon. Upon release from prison, Guajardo-Gonzalez will also serve a 3-year term of supervised release. The term of supervised release will be non-reporting if he is deported.
Guajardo-Gonzalez, 31, pled guilty to the federal offense on September 5, 2012.
At his change of plea hearing, Guajardo-Gonzalez acknowledged three prior deportations to Mexico, in 2007, 2009, and 2011. Guajardo-Gonzalez also admitted a prior federal felony conviction for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by an Illegal Alien on June 17, 2011. Guajardo-Gonzalez was on supervised release for the firearms offense when he was arrested in Collinsville, IL on April 15, 2012 for a traffic offense. Guajardo-Gonzalez is scheduled for sentencing on December 17, 2012 for violating conditions of supervised release on his earlier federal firearms conviction.
The investigation which resulted in Guajardo-Gonzalez’s conviction and sentence was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Collinsville Police Department. The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.