DOJ Seal Department of Justice  
United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas


THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER             CELL: (409) 553-9881 DIRECT: (409) 981-7902



            TYLER, Texas – A 39-year-old Mexican national has been sentenced to federal prison for immigration violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

            Jaime Ramirez-Alvarez, of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, pleaded guilty on Mar. 11, 2010 to being an illegal alien unlawfully in the United States after having been previously deported and was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge David Folsom.  Once completing his sentence, Ramirez-Alvarez will be deported.

            According to information presented in court, on Dec. 6, 2009, immigration agents were notified that Ramirez-Alvarez was arrested in Mount Pleasant for public intoxication by the Titus County Sheriff's Office.  Further investigation revealed that Ramirez-Alvarez was a citizen of Mexico and had been deported to Mexico in 2004 after a felony driving while intoxicated conviction in Gregg County in 2003.  Ramirez-Alvarez reentered the United States illegally after having been deported and was indicted by a federal grand jury on Jan. 6, 2010 and charged with immigration violations.

            This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security – Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen H. Hurst.


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