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Mexican Man Sentenced To 24 Months’ Imprisonment For Illegal Re-Entry

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

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on March 8, 2022, Joel Luis-Aguilar, age 56, was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment to be served consecutive to a recently imposed state sentence of 2-10 years for his tenth DUI, by United States District Judge Jennifer P. Wilson for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien.  Luis-Aguilar was also sentenced to one year of supervised release to be served upon release from his federal sentence.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Luis-Aguilar pleaded guilty to having illegally reentered the United States sometime after his last removal in April 2014 after eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers. He was encountered in the United States pursuant to an arrest for DUI while also subject to an arrest warrant for a previous DUI. It is expected he will be removed to Mexico at the completion of his sentence.

This matter was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).  Assistant United States Attorney Joanne M. Sanderson prosecuted the case.

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Updated March 9, 2022