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February 14, 2012

Mexican National Sentenced for Federal Immigration Violation in EDTX

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 35-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.

                 Everado Espinosa-Medina pleaded guilty on Oct. 21, 2011, to illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported, and was sentenced today to 14 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. 

According to information presented in court, on Apr. 18, 2011, the defendant was arrested in Liberty County for traffic violations.  An investigation into his immigration status revealed he had been previously deported to Mexico on three separate occasions; Mar. 27, 1999, Dec. 22, 2005, and Sep. 15, 2009.  The defendant was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with immigration violations on June 15, 2011.

                The defendants will be deported following the completion of his federal prison sentence.

                This case was investigated by ICE/HSI and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall L. Fluke.


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