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Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Reentry of Deported Alien

August 20, 2012

BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on August 20, 2012, Osbaldo Carrillo-Peralta, 37, of Mexico, pleaded guilty and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of reentry of deported alien.

Judge Hovland sentenced Carrillo-Peralta to serve two years and six months in federal prison.

On April 18, 2012, Carrillo-Peralta was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation in Mercer County, North Dakota. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials discovered that Carrillo-Peralta was a citizen of Mexico and in the United States illegally. Carrillo-Peralta had been convicted of Deadly Conduct/Discharge of a Firearm at Individuals in Texas state court in December 1998, and was deported from the United States on May 14, 2002, after serving a prison sentence on the Texas
conviction. He illegally re-entered the United States and was convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance (cocaine) in Texas state court in April 2010. He was again deported from the United States on May 28, 2010.

In Bismarck, U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon said, “The federal prosecution of felons like Carrillo-Peralta who choose to illegally enter the United States over and over again is an important part of keeping our communities safe. The federal prison sentence imposed here should send the message that the U.S. Attorney’s Office takes its responsibility to protect our communities seriously.”

“In addition to his extensive criminal history, Mr. Carrillo-Peralta repeatedly returned to the United States after being deported,” said Scott Baniecke, field office director for Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) St. Paul. “This prison sentence helps send the message that there will be serious consequences for those who show no respect for our nation’s laws or our borders.”

The case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Hagler prosecuted the case.




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