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Aug. 30, 2010

MEXICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO 70 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY RE-ENTERING UNITED STATES

Wichita, Kan. – A Mexican national who had previously been convicted of two drug trafficking crimes was sentenced here Monday to 70 months in prison, to be followed by deportation, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced.

The man, Miguel Aragon-Concha, 30, Durango, Mexico, also received a concurrent sentence of 16 months for violating the terms of his supervised release in a Texas federal case.

Aragon-Concha pleaded guilty in May to re-entering the United States illegally after having been deported. The plea and sentencing were before Senior U.S. District Judge Wesley E. Brown.

The 70-month sentence was the result of Aragon-Concha’s criminal history, which included a 1998 sale of cocaine conviction in Amarillo, Texas, and a 2000 possession of marijuana with intent to distribute conviction in federal court in El Paso. Aragon-Concha was deported from the United States in 2007 but returned in 2009 and was found in the Sedgwick County, Kansas, jail in January 2010.

There is no parole from federal prison sentences. The case was investigated by Deportation and Enforcement Operations (DEO) of the Department of Homeland Security and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson.

 


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