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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2011

MEXICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED FOR ILLEGAL RE-ENTRY

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 25-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.

                Adan Guzman-Palacios pleaded guilty on Mar. 7, 2011, to illegally re-entering the United States after having been previously deported and was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.  Upon completing his sentence, Guzman-Palacios will be deported.

According to information presented in court, on Dec. 1, 2010, an investigation revealed that Guzman-Palacios was illegally in the United States after having been deported on numerous occasions.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Dec. 15, 2010 charging him with immigration violations. 

                This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service, Homeland Security Investigations – Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall L. Fluke.

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