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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

Monday, November 9, 2020

Alien Sentenced for Illegal Reentry of a Felon

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Calixto Rodriguez-Betancourt, 26, of Mexico, illegally present in the United States and residing in Wilson County, North Carolina, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.  

On August 3, 2020, Rodriguez-Betancourt pled guilty to one count of illegal reentry subsequent to a felony conviction.  Rodriguez-Betancourt was previously deported from the United States on November 27, 2013 at Laredo, Texas, after being convicted of a felony, larceny of a firearm.  He was deported again on November 13, 2015 at Del Rio, Texas.     

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard. ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Wilson Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Gabriel Diaz  prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on our website. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:19-cr-00181-H.


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Updated November 9, 2020