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April 22, 2013

Mexican National Sentenced for Federal Immigration Violation in EDTX

 MARSHALL, Texas – A 36-yesr-old Durango, Durango, Mexico, man has been sentenced to federal prison for immigration violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. 

                Juan Gallardo-Simental pleaded guilty on Nov. 15, 2012, to being unlawfully present in the United States after having been previously deported, and was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison on Apr. 19, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

According to information presented in court, on Aug. 28, 2012, Gallardo was found at the Harrison County jail by federal agents.  Further investigation revealed Gallardo was unlawfully in the United States after having been deported following a battery conviction in Benton County, Arkansas, in 2006.  Gallardo was indicted by a federal grand jury on Sep. 12, 2012 and charged with immigration violations.  Gallardo will be deported following the completion of this prison sentence

                This case was investigated by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Homeland Security Investigations HSI-ICE and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen Hurst.

 

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