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ILLEGAL ALIEN SENTENCED IN FEDERAL COURT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2010

JESUS CRISOFORO DE LA CRUZ-DOMINGUEZ, age 32, a resident of Mexico, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt to fourteen (14) months imprisonment, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Engelhardt ordered that DE LA CRUZ pay a $2,000 fine and be placed on three (3) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.

According to court documents, on October 14, 2009, DE LA CRUZ pled guilty to one count of an indictment admitting he was an alien who was previously removed and was knowingly and unlawfully found in the United States in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana without the Attorney General or Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, having expressly consented to his re-application for admission into the United States. DE LA CRUZ’s sentence was subject to an enhancement based on a previous felony conviction.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.

 

 

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