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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Mexican National Pleads Guilty To Illegal Reentry

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Jose Sebastian-Bello, age 51, of Mexico, entered a guilty plea to ILLEGAL Reentry Of Previously Removed Alien, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Sections 1326(a) and 1326(b), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both. 

The Indictment alleges that on or about October 1, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Jose Sebastian-Bello, a/k/a Victor Antonio Martinez, a/k/a Anthony Casen, a/k/a Victor Martinez-Gonzalez, a/k/a Jose Antonio-Ignacio, a/k/a Lorenzo Castro Romero, a/k/a Mario Diago Diego, an alien, was found to be knowingly in the United States after having been removed from the United States on or about June 10, 2015, at or near Laredo, Texas, and not having obtained the express consent of the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of Homeland Security to reapply for admission into the United States in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Sections 1326(a) and 1326(b). 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Ardmore Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.  

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Updated April 2, 2019