Juan Isac Alvarado-isordia Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on July 20, 2009, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, JUAN ISAC ALVARADO-ISORDIA, a citizen of Mexico, appeared for sentencing. ALVARADO-ISORDIA was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 54 months
- Special Assessment: $100
- Supervised Release: 3 years
ALVARADO-ISORDIA was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien.
In an Offer of Proof filed by the United States, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
ALVARADO-ISORDIA, an alien, native and citizen of Mexico, and according to his own admission, last entered the United States illegally by crossing the international border near Laredo, Texas, on or about February 5, 2009.
On February 11, 2009, an agent with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered ALVARADO-ISORDIA while conducting a train check of the west bound Amtrak train in Havre. When questioned as to his citizenship, ALVARADO-ISORDIA stated that he was a United States citizen born in Seattle, Washington. Further questioning revealed that ALVARADO-ISORDIA did not know the name of the hospital in which he was born, the names of any of the schools that he had attended, nor did he know his social security number. ALVARADO-ISORDIA produced an expired Washington State Driver's License as identification. A records checks using ALVARADO-ISORDIA'S name, date of birth, and driver's license number revealed no record of ALVARADO-ISORDIA.
ALVARADO-ISORDIA was questioned again as to his citizenship and at that time stated that he was a Mexican citizen illegally present in the United States.
A fingerprint analysis revealed that ALVARADO-ISORDIA had previously been deported and removed from the United States on both November 23, 1995, and again on August 11, 2000.
A review of immigration records also found that ALVARADO-ISORDIA had been previously convicted of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in Seattle, Washington, on June 2, 1995, prior to his deportation on November 23, 1995.
A further review of immigration records revealed no evidence that ALVARADO-ISORDIA ever requested, or obtained permission from the Attorney General of the United States or his successor, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to apply for re-entry into the United States.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that ALVARADO-ISORDIA will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, ALVARADO-ISORDIA does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan R. Whittaker prosecuted the case for the United States.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.