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Illegal Alien Pleads Guilty To Being In The United States Unlawfully

July 13, 2012

Eliseo Mauricio-Narzizo, 66, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty today in United States District Court in Benton to an indictment charging him with unlawfully reentering the United States after having been previously deported, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. The indictment, returned by a Federal Grand Jury on May 24, 2012, further alleged that Mauricio-Narzizo had been deported following his conviction for rape in Jackson County Circuit Court in 1988, which under federal law is considered an aggravated felony and increases the sentence he faces.

Sentencing was set for October 18, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., in the United States District Courthouse in Benton. Mauricio-Narzizo faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release to follow his incarceration.

Maricio-Narzizo has been held without bond since his arrest and initial appearance in May and was again remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal to await sentencing.

The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement which is an agency of the Department of Homeland Security.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.
















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