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Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Reentry of Deported Alien

April 23, 2013

BISMARCK – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on April 23, 2013, Rafael Pena-Campos, 47, Tultepec, Mexico, pleaded guilty and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Patrick A. Conmy on a charge of reentry of deported alien.

Judge Conmy sentenced Pena-Campos to 18 months in federal prison.

On March 17, 2013, Pena-Campos was encountered by the New Town Police Department in New Town, N.D. Pena-Campos possessed only a Mexican voter identification card and U.S. Border Patrol officials were contacted. They discovered that Pena-Campos was a citizen of Mexico and in the United States illegally. Pena-Campos had previously been deported from the United States in 1996 and 2008. He had been convicted of burglary, a felony, in Texas state court in 1996.

The case was investigated by the New Town Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol.

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







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