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Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Reentry of Deported Alien

October 22, 2012

BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Oct. 22, 2012, Jose Diaz-Campuzano, 55, 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 Diaz-Campuzano to serve one year and six months in federal prison. On Aug. 6, 2012, the Powers Lake Police Department and Burke County Sheriff’s

Office responded to a report of a disturbance at a campground near Powers Lake, N.D. The U.S. Border Patrol was called to assist and discovered that Diaz-Campuzano was a citizen of Mexico and in the United States illegally. Diaz-Campuzano had been convicted of burglary in Illinois state court in 1981, and was deported from the United States on March 20, 2002. He illegally re-entered the United States and was convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon in Minnesota state court in 1998 and possession of a controlled substance in Minnesota state court in 2006.

The case was investigated by the U. S. Border Patrol, the Powers Lake Police Department and the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.

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








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