Jury Convicts Mexican National of Illegally Re-entering the U.S. After Deportation
|July 15, 2011|
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - A Brownsville federal jury has found Jose Julian Andaverde-Tinoco guilty of illegally re-entering the country after having been previously deported, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.
The jury returned its verdict today after approximately five hours of deliberation. During the course of the trial, the jury heard testimony that Andaverde, 31, born in Valle Hermoso, Mexico, had been deported from the United States on March 10, 2010. Andaverde was found by Border Patrol (BP) agents near Santa Maria, Texas on March 9, 2011. After questioning, BP agents determined Andaverde had entered the United States illegally after having been previously deported.
Today’s conviction is Andaverde’s second conviction for illegally re-entering the country. U.S. District Judge Hilda G. Tagle, who presided over the trial of the case, has set sentencing for Oct. 11, 2011. Andaverde faces a maximum of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000. In custody without bond since his March 2011 arrest, Andaverde will remain in federal custody pending sentencing.
Assistant United States Attorney Holly D’Andrea and Special Assistant United States Attorney Stuart Alcorn tried the case