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Aurelio Robles-robles Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on November 22, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, ROBLES-ROBLES, a 39-year-old citizen of Mexico, appeared for sentencing. ROBLES-ROBLES was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 15 months

Special Assessment: $ 100

Supervised Release: 3 years

ROBLES-ROBLES was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to illegal re-entry.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan R. Whittaker, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

On May 25, 2011, a U.S. Border Patrol agent encountered ROBLES while conducting a train check of the westbound Amtrak train in Havre. When questioned as to his citizenship, ROBLES stated that he was born in Mexico and is a citizen of Mexico. The agent asked if ROBLES had any immigration documents that would allow him to be in or remain in the United States legally. ROBLES presented a valid Mexican Passport and Mexican Consulate Card. The agent ran the name and date of birth furnished on the Mexican Passport which revealed that ROBLES had previously been ordered deported and removed from the United States. When asked if he was in the country illegally, ROBLES admitted that he was.

A check of ROBLES' fingerprints revealed several records for both criminal and immigration violations for ROBLES. The search positively identified the fingerprints as belonging to ROBLES who had previously been ordered deported and subsequently removed from the United States on May 27, 1993; April 7, 2006; and March 9, 2007.

A further review of immigration records revealed no evidence that ROBLES ever applied for or obtained the permission of the United States Attorney General or his successor the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter the United States.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that ROBLES-ROBLES will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, ROBLES-ROBLES does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.



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