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Mexican National Sentenced To Time Served For Illegal Reentry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that ELEAZAR RIOS-FIGUEROA a/k/a Elizar Figureoa Rios, age 32, of Oaxaca, Mexico, was sentenced to time served followed by 1 year of supervised release for Illegal Reentry of a Previously Deported Alien, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Sections 1326(a).

The charge arose from an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The defendant was indicted in February, 2013 and pled guilty in March, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that on or about January 24, 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, an alien, was found in the United States after having been deported and removed from the United States on or about September 1, 2008, at or near Tucson, Arizona, and not having obtained the express consent of the Attorney General of the United States or his successor, the Secretary of Homeland Security, to reapply for admission to the United States.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over today’s hearing. The defendant will remain in custody pending deportation.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

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