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Mexican National Sentenced To 15 Months In Federal Prison For Illegal Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Orlando, FL – U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza has sentenced Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Ibarra (32, Mexico) to 15 months in federal prison for illegal reentry into the United States after deportation. Gonzalez-Ibarra had pleaded guilty on August 17, 2023.

According to court documents, Gonzalez-Ibarra was arrested on July 16, 2023, by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for driving under the influence. He was also charged in state court with felony possession of a controlled substance after officers found methamphetamine on him during a search incident to his arrest. Gonzalez-Ibarra was found in the United States without legal authorization. He had previously been removed from the United States on eight occasions.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ICE-ERO). It was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Del Mastro.

Updated December 4, 2023