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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Felon Sentenced To Twelve Months For Illegal Reentry

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced Sergio Cuandon-Alvarez (23, Mexico) to one year in federal prison for illegal reentry after deportation. He pleaded guilty on November 7, 2017.

According to court documents, Cuandon-Alvarez, a Mexican citizen, was removed from the United States on three occasions in 2013. On April 30, 2013, he was convicted of illegal entry, a federal misdemeanor.

Following his conviction, Cuandon-Alvarez again illegally reentered the U.S. and has been arrested numerous times resulting in convictions for driving under the influence, possession of cocaine, leaving the scene of an accident without giving information, careless driving, and operating a motor vehicle without a license. On August 28, 2017, after immigration officers encountered Cuandon-Alvarez following his arrest for driving under the influence with property damage or personal injury, he was charged with illegal reentry after deportation.

“This case is an example of ICE’s focus on smart, effective immigration enforcement that prioritizes criminal aliens,” said Michael W. Meade, acting field office director for the Miami Field Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations. It was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorneys Christina R. Downes and Brandon Bayliss, both on assignment from the Office of Principal Legal Advisor, ICE, in the Middle District of Florida.

Updated February 22, 2018