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Mexican National Sentenced To 30 Months For Illegal Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that 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, age 51, of Mexico, was sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for Illegal Reentry Of Previously Removed Alien, 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 (“ICE”). 

The Indictment alleged that on or about October 1, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, 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).

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “The defendant reentered the United States numerous times after having been removed. Following his most recent reentry he committed crimes and was convicted in state court using an alias. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers determined his true identity and he was prosecuted in federal court. Enforcing immigration laws in these circumstances is one way ICE and this office can help state and local law enforcement agencies remove violent offenders from the communities they inhabit.”
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. First Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Wilson represented the United States.

Updated December 20, 2019