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Mexican Man Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

August 3, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mexican man charged with Illegal Reentry After Deportation was sentenced on August 3, 2011, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Francisco Javier Landin-Martinez, a/k/a Francisco Javier Landi-Martinez, age 24, was sentenced to 106 days in custody and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Landin-Martinez was indicted for Illegal Reentry After Deportation by a federal grand jury on May 10, 2011. The charge arose from an incident on May 4, 2011, when the vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped at a temporary vehicle inspection checkpoint operated by the South Dakota Highway Patrol near Gettysburg, South Dakota. Subsequent investigation revealed that Landin-Martinez was removed from the United States in January 2008 and there was no record of a legal re-entry. Landin-Martinez admitted he was present in the United States without proper immigration documents after having previously been deported. No request was made to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security or Attorney General for permission to re-enter the United States. Landin-Martinez pled guilty to the charge on June 21, 2011.

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Assistant United States Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

Landin-Martinez was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal to begin serving his sentence.




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