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December 15, 2010

JORGE BELTRAN-MARTINEZ, age 39, a resident of El Salvador, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Sarah S.Vance to sixty (60) months imprisonment, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Vance ordered that BELTRAN 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 September 22, 2010, BELTRAN 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 Jefferson Parish, Louisiana without the proper consent. BELTRAN’s sentence was subject to an enhancement based on a previous aggravated felony conviction.

The case was investigated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Border Patrol. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.



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